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Woman charged with tax, ID theft

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Posted: Apr 1, 2010 6:40 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: tax, ID, fraud, charged, Baton Rouge

A 33-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been charged in a continuing federal investigation that already has exposed the theft of more than $240,000 from the Internal Revenue Service.

Clarissa T. Ayo was charged Wednesday in a bill of information filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Bourgeois Jr.

Bourgeois accused Ayo of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in the routing of more than $12,000 from the IRS to her bank account.

U.S. Attorney David R. Dugas said more charges are expected in the continuing investigation.

Prosecutors say Ayo supplied the names and Social Security numbers of four residents at a nursing home where she was employed to unnamed coconspirators who filed bogus tax returns for 2006.

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