Heaven is probably full of people who fibbed on their taxes. But among that illustrious group, it's a good bet that none of them ever did anything as heinous as what was done to Jessica Struthers and her husband Matt Bock.
KOMO Little Ava
Last August, Jessica and Matt's 21-month-old daughter Ava drowned in the Blaine family's above-ground pool. Adding insult to the tragedy, Matt found out later that the IRS had rejected his tax return. The reason: someone else had claimed Ava as their daughter.The fraudulent stranger had used the deceased little girl's social security number, name and birthday as a means to get a little extra cash. By doing so, they added an extra burden on top of the weight Jessica and Matt were already carrying after the death of their daughter: now they have to prove to the government that Ava was actually their child.
As Matt told KOMO, the stranger "used (Ava's) death to their advantage." And also ensured themselves a not-so-pleasant conversation with St. Peter when the time arrives.