Tax Preparer Arrested Second Time on New Set of Fraud Charges

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A Baton Rouge tax preparer is back in police custody and is facing multiple counts for tax fraud.

Chandris Ferguson was on bail from a 2013 arrest. She’s accused, this time, of filing falsified income tax returns that allowed her clients to receive larger refunds than they would have without the falsification.

Several of her clients, falsely claiming to be business owners, filed fabricated returns claiming business losses. She is also being charged for telling her clients to ignore IRS requests to provide proof of their business ownership.

Ferguson was arrested in 2013 for similar fraud charges.

In addition to being on the lookout for tax preparers who file fraudulent tax returns, the government is also keeping a watchful eye for cyber security criminals that steal personal information like date of birth, and social security numbers etc.

Thieves are sometimes able to file bogus federal and state tax returns. Their fake return often makes it through the system before the real tax filer files his or her tax return.

If you suspect you’re a victim, you should act fast and notify the credit reporting agencies to stop new accounts from being opened. You may also want to consult with a qualified tax attorney.

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