Tax fraud appears to be a popular billion-dollar pastime in the nation’s prisons, but the Internal Revenue Service is catching on.

The U.S. Treasury Department has revealed that more than 173,000 fraudulent tax returns were filed by prison inmates in 2012 while of those thousands two inmates were responsible for $1.1 billion in fraudulent tax refunds alone.

According to Thursday’s report by the department’s inspector general, those two individuals made up nearly half of $2.5 billion fraudulently claimed through the entire year.

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