- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans woman faces multiple charges for a tax fraud scheme that involved filing phony tax returns in the names of other taxpayers, including two prisoners.

Darylynn Carter is accused of filing fraudulent tax returns and directing the refunds to her own bank account. The phony filings included falsified W2 income tax withholding documents.

The state Department of Revenue says investigators determined that in five cases, the taxpayers whose names appeared on the returns had earned no income during the tax year in question. In two cases, they had earned no income because they were incarcerated at the time.

Carter was booked Tuesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on five counts each of computer fraud and injuring public records and one count of theft of $1,755.

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