California Mother Pleads Guilty to $145k Scam With Son on Death Row|

It has been revealed that a woman from the California city of Modesto was guilty of committing stimulus check fraud by making thousands of claims totaling more than $145,200 using the names of other individuals.

During a hearing, Sheila Denise Dunlap claimed that her son, D.W., who is currently doing time on Death Row at the San Quentin State Prison,

provided her with personal identifying information (PII) about more than 9,000 people. D.W. is listed in court records as the source of the information.

The mother from California claimed that the PII also contained the names of her son’s fellow inmates, who were eligible for the stimulus payment.

The Economic Impact Payments (EIP) for low-income earners who filed their previous tax returns in 2018 and 2019 as well as non-filers who had children were included in the payment rollout under the CARES Act of the federal government,

which was signed into law in March 2020.

How She Conceived and Executed Her Stimulus Check Fraud

Dunlap applied for EIP between March 2020 and July 2020, when the stimulus check payments were given to assist Americans during the epidemic.

Dunlap received $1,200 per adult and $500 for each child under the EIP program during this period.

She processed all payments through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) web interface and subsequently through Bank of America, where they were deposited into her account.

The mother stated that her son and another individual gave her a spreadsheet containing actual identities that belonged to other people, such as names and social security numbers, which she then shared with the authorities.

Through text messages and phone calls, they were able to coordinate their efforts.

Scam With Son on Death Row|

She was advised to file EIP claims using the spreadsheet’s identifications for the youngest adults or college students first, as this is more likely to avoid triggering the IRS’s electronic claims system.

They presumptively assumed that these young persons did not have any previous tax records and, as a result, were not tax filers.

On March 28, 2020, Dunlap received the first five installments into the bank account she had designated for her.

This gave her the confidence to continue running the plan and submitting more filings because the system was quick and simple. Overall, Dunlap stated that she was able to file and collect a total of 121 claims.

Because she pleaded guilty to her crime, Dunlap faces up to 20 years in jail and a fine of $250,000 as a result of her actions. She is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing in June 2022.

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The son of a child murderer has been identified.

While this is going on, reports from the Sacramento Bee claim that Dunlop’s son on Death Row is Darnell Williams, who was convicted of murdering two people in a vengeance shooting in 2013, including a 7-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man.

Because the child’s father, Anthony Medearis, was a snitch, Williams had set his sights on the youngster.

According to Williams, his parents were frequently imprisoned because his father was a drug addict and his mother had committed fraud and forgery throughout his trial, according to the court.

Williams was raised in foster care, group homes, and his maternal grandmother’s home during the time his parents were imprisoned and detained.

Williams was expelled from his private school as a quarterback when he was 14 years old, despite the fact that he was an athletic youngster who had been allowed into the school as a quarterback.

His mother stated that her son was arrested multiple times as a small child, particularly during the time she was in jail.

As his mother put it, “He would prefer to be in jail because I would be in jail.”