CRIME

Kaysville woman scams friends and family of tax refunds

May 17, 2022, 12:57 PM | Updated: 3:49 pm
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FARMINGTON, Utah — Trina Semon, a 39-year-old woman living in Kaysville, allegedly stole more than $50,000 from multiple victims. Semon offered to do the taxes of friends and relatives for free and then pocketed much of the refunds.  

This isn’t the first time Semon committed a crime like this.

According to the Standard-Examiner, the Davis County Attorney’s Office first charged Semon three years ago with allegedly scamming more than $20,000 from several victims. She pleaded not guilty to those charges. 

Semon would have the Internal Revenue Service deposit portions of  the victim’s refunds into her personal accounts. The Standard-Examiner said that she did this without the victim’s knowledge or permission. 

More than 13 individuals are identified as victims of her crimes.

Semon faces two counts of communications fraud, one second-degree felony and the other a third-degree, six counts of third-degree felony witness tampering, and one misdemeanor theft by deception count. 

As it stands, Semon is in the county jail in Farmington without bail. 

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