Inmates bilk Uncle Sam for millions

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Officer Mark Lindback started his day off with a routine contraband check of a jail cell. He pulled up the inmate’s mattress, and ducked his head under the bed. He didn’t find any shanks or drugs, but he did find papers — lots and lots of papers.

The inmate immediately became irate.

“He was very insistent on getting back his paperwork,” Lindback said. “It made me look more thoroughly to see what it was.”

Lindback says he found tax forms, papers with instructions on how to fill out the forms along with various social security numbers and birth dates during that routine check four years ago.

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