I was arrested for embezzling $180,000 from a small company that I worked for in 2010. I was convicted & served 6 months in jail. I have been working since late 2010 & income tax checks keep coming to me each year. I put them away & am holding on to them because I was told that I wouldn't receive any returns until my debt was paid back to the company or insurance company & these checks are a mistake by the IRS,which would be caught later on. Is that true or can I cash the checks,even though I have an outstanding balance from my crime?