A Mount Vernon tax preparer is accused of running a wide-ranging tax fraud that netted her more than $100,000 in tax refunds and unemployment insurance benefits, according to a story from The Journal News’ Erik Shilling.
Shilling reports that Chiara-Monai Hudson, 24, owner of Arlanna’s Accounting Services, was arrested on charges of grand larceny and tax fraud. She is accused of submitting false tax returns and claims to the state under 16 different identities. The scam resulted in Hudson receiving $17,750 in unemployment insurance benefits and tax refunds of $100,000.
Tax-paying New Yorkers are the real victims of scammers who take advantage of the unemployment insurance and tax systems,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement. “It will not be tolerated.
Hudson, who is accused of conducting the fraud for more than two years ending in March, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted and is due in court Oct. 17.
To read Shilling’s full report, click here.