- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The whistleblower in a county tax scam wants county commissioners to warn the potential victims.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1hf31sM) former county employee Robert “RJ” Hernandez spoke during a Tuesday commission meeting to ask that something be set up to show that officials are trying to protect voters born in 1995, the year targeted in the scam.

Court records say Maria Ceniceros is suspected of sending information about voters born in 1995 to Mexico. The names, social security numbers and addresses were used to garner tax refund checks.

County Clerk Lynn Ellins said the county requested the 111 voter names so they could be contacted, but the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department declined to release the information due to the ongoing investigation.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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