2 charged in scheme to get fraudulent tax refunds

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Posted: May 7, 2010 5:42 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: tax, fraud, charged, deputy, St. Charles Parish, tax preparer, indictment

A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy and a tax preparer have been indicted on charges they used the identities of prison inmates to fraudulently obtain more than $800,000 in tax refunds.

The indictment accuses the deputy, Warren LeBeauf, of running inmates' names through a law-enforcement database and providing their personal data to Tamara Scott-Landry so she could file fraudulent tax returns under their names.

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