Brevard County Tax Preparer Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets, Over 700 Clients Affected, Say Officials

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52-year-old Theresa Zorn

ABOVE VIDEO: A Brevard County tax preparer is accused of stealing trade secrets from a financial management business and using the information to open her own business.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A Brevard County tax preparer is accused of stealing trade secrets from a financial management business and using the information to open her own business.

Records show Theresa Zorn worked as a subcontractor during the 2016 tax season at Roth Financial in Merritt Island.

Investigators say Zorn took client lists with personal information and then tried to lure the clients to her own tax business.

The lists included client names, addresses and even Social Security numbers.

Officials told Channel 9’s Jeff Deal more than 700 clients were affected.

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