CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Clayton County tax preparer has been arrested in an undercover investigation.
[How much was she supposed to get back?] “Approximately $600 federal and $16 from the state, and she got over $3,000 total,” said Chief Josh Waites of the Georgia Department of Revenue.
A revenue spokesman said Civil allegedly inflated numbers for phony deductions and an education credit for the agent posing as a customer and she's been charged with forgery and false swearing.
Waites said the state revenue department, along with the Clayton County District Attorney's office, raided the business with a search warrant.
Waites indicated an undercover recording makes their case.
“[Do you believe this goes on a lot in Georgia]? I do. And we’re going to spend more time investigating these tax preparers in the future. [And who pays?] Every taxpayer in America. [Legitimate taxpayers?] Yes,” Waites said.
Civil was arrested Thursday.
“We’re going to check every tax return filed from this location,” Waites said.
By phone, a man who told Channel 2 he was part-owner of Accurate Tax services, said he's been out since January for health reasons and if anything illegal was going on he was unaware.