BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge tax preparer on bail from a 2013 arrest is back in custody facing multiple felony counts for tax fraud.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue, in a news release Tuesday, says Chandris Ferguson is accused of filing falsified state income tax returns that resulted in her clients receiving larger tax refunds than they were eligible for. The refund amount in question is $63,686.
Investigators say Ferguson, owner of The Best Tax Services in Baton Rouge, filed returns claiming fabricated business losses for clients who had sustained no losses, and in many cases were not business owners. She faces 10 counts each of computer fraud and filing or maintaining false public records and five counts of obstruction of justice.
In 2013, Ferguson was arrested on similar fraud charges.
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