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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

All Knucklehead Day Award Two

Our second winner today is Holly M Barnes. She gets the award for the following.

PENSACOLA-- (AP) -- A Girl Scout leader pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing her scouts' Social Security numbers and using them in a tax fraud scheme that netted $87,000 in illegal refunds.

Holly M. Barnes, 33, entered pleas to 19 counts of making false tax refund claims to the Internal Revenue Service and 15 counts of identity theft before U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers.

She also pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of stealing government property by shoplifting 32 pieces of merchandise from the Pensacola Navy Exchange and then returning them for refunds totaling $6,012.44 even though she didn't have any receipts.

She could face a maximum of 230 years in prison when sentenced. Her lawyer did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

Barnes admitted asking parents of the girls in her troop at nearby Pea Ridge to provide their children's Social Security numbers for a fake medical release she claimed was required to take trips.

She then electronically filed false tax returns that included Social Security numbers of 15 scouts and her own four children to obtain refunds using the screen names ''Hotmama983'' and ``Freewoman74.''

The Girl Scouts terminated her as a troop leader last November when informed of the investigation. A magistrate also ordered Barnes to stop coaching a local soccer team after she was arrested in September.
What a piece of scum this woman is. She even used her own children. Holly M Barnes is our second Knucklehead winner of the day.

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