5 From Miami Arrested in $2M IRS Phone Scam: Officials

Five South Florida people are facing federal charges in a $2 million IRS phone scam, officials said Wednesday.

Jennifer Valerino Nunez, Dennis Delgado Caballero, Arnoldo Perez Mirabal, Yaritza Espinosa Diaz, and Roberto Fontanella Caballero have been arrested in the scam, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

Officials said the group falsely impersonated IRS agents over the phone and demanded money from victims. They threatened arrests and persuaded their victims to wire money through MoneyGram, Walmart-2-Walmart and other wire services, officials said.

The group defrauded more than 1,500 victims out of almost $2 million, officials said.

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