A woman has been arrested for allegedly seeking a tax refund of more than $94 million.
Brigitte Jackson was arrested at a Cobb County supermarket bank counter.
Jackson reportedly tried to trick the state of Georgia into paying her the fake $94 million tax refund, reports WSB-TV.
Investigators were not easily duped.
Jackson was asked by investigators to return to the supermarket bank branch to pick up her check, and that is when she was arrested.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s $94 or $94 million. We’re going to go after you and hold you accountable,” said Georgia Department of Revenue Special Investigations Chief Josh Waites.
Jackson had claimed $99 million in wages as the basis for her incredibly large refund amount, reports New York Daily News.
Five charges have been filed against Jackson, including attempted theft by taking and conspiracy to defraud the state.
Investigators are now searching for a relative of Jackson who may have also filed a fake tax return with a huge refund due.
Darrius White reported $99 million in income, and a substantially large refund. State authorities and police went to what ended up being a former address and did not find White.
According to Waites, White is currently on felony probation.
Fraud detection manager Kendra Carrol says she spoke with a man who identified himself as Darrius White by phone regarding his refund earlier in the week. A call from Brigitte Jackson was received by Department of Revenue financial fraud analyst Tamiko Harris earlier this month.
“They kept calling to check on their refund,” said Waites.
The phone calls were recorded and helped investigators bring about criminal charges.
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