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Worker Used IRS Credit Card For Makeup, Candy

From The Smoking Gun:

IRS Worker Used Federal Plastic For Amazon Buys

Government credit card paid for years-long shopping spree

May 21, 2013

MAY 21–Entrusted with a government credit card, an Internal Revenue Service worker allegedly used the plastic for a years-long Amazon.com shopping spree that netted her hundreds of items, including a chocolate fondue fountain; Bollywood movies; Pampers; Harlequin romance novels; Omaha Steaks; Apple Bottoms skinny jeans; mango body wash; and a Ginsu knife set.

Yetunde Oseni, 37, was named this month in a U.S. District Court felony complaint charging her with embezzling government funds. Oseni has worked since 2000 as a secretary in an IRS office in Lanham, Maryland.

According to a court filing, Oseni was given a Citibank MasterCard for the “purchase of office supplies for her business unit.”

However, a probe by the Treasury Department’s inspector general determined that Oseni has made scores of unauthorized purchases since being provided the IRS credit card in mid-2009.

So this has gone on for four years?

Oseni “provided altered receipts to approving officials at the IRS to cover-up the unauthorized purchases,” prosecutors charge.

Oh, the irony.

While the criminal complaint does not itemize the “household items and food products” purchased by Oseni from Amazon.com, a search warrant for her Bowie, Maryland home includes an eight-page inventory detailing the illegal haul, which investigators have valued at $8,515.

Some of Oseni’s more distinctive buys included:

* “2 Plus Size Trench Coats”

* “Hello Kitty Cosmetic Set and Dream Diary Kit”

* “MAC Haughty & Naughty Lash Mascara”

* “Nostalgia Electrics RSM-702 Retro Series Snow Cone Maker”

* “3lb Party Candy and Toy Pinata”

* “Lansinoh Lanolin Nursing Cream”

* “4 pairs of Leveret Children Pajamas (Choo Choo, Dreamboat, Tiger, Monkey)”

She must have mistaken the IRS credit card for an EBT card.

Oseni, who is free on a personal recognizance bond, faces a maximum of ten years in prison if convicted on the embezzlement count…

According to bankruptcy court records, Oseni filed for Chapter 13 protection in June 2011, citing liabilities of between $50,000 and $100,000. She estimated her assets at less than $50,000. But a judge subsequently dismissed the case when Oseni failed to file required financial disclosure documents.

Oh, the irony, again.

Will she ever be audited?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Worker Used IRS Credit Card For Makeup, Candy”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    For the curious, here’s a pic of the nice lady, from her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/yoseni2

    • beautyofreason says:

      Wow. I wonder how the pampered parasite got a decent job with the U.S. government. She appears to have only a remedial grasp of English. I’d wager she was hired for diversity.

  2. untrainable says:

    Diversity. Yeah, because our government already has enough thieves, tax cheats, perverts, extortionists, and murderers. Our government obviously needs more apple butted, trench coat wearing, snow cone eating, embezzlers with haughty naughty eyelashes and IQs lower than their show size.Oh Happy Day.

  3. Noyzmakr says:

    Diversity? Have you ever been to DC?

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