- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Nevada say five Las Vegas-area residents and one from Kansas are accused of using identities of dead people to obtain some $2.7 million in fraudulent tax refunds.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Friday that Andrew Hanzelic, Brian Summers, Ronald Kelly, Clint Tarrant and Terry Williamson, all of Las Vegas, and Kelly Coyan of Lenexa, Kansas, face conspiracy and fraud charges.

Hanzelic, Coyan, Summers and Kelly also face false claims and identity theft counts.

Tarrant is also charged with theft of government funds.

An indictment alleges that Hanzelic obtained birth dates, addresses and Social Security numbers from online genealogical databases and sold it to others in the scheme.

The defendants are accused of using several bank accounts and debit cards to receive federal Internal Revenue Service refunds.

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