thought she was getting a whopping $94 million tax refund. What she got was arrested. Jackson had put in a fraudulent tax return claiming she made $99 million in wages and thus she claimed she was due a refund worth $94,323,148.
So Georgia State revenue agents actually cut Jackson a fake refund check and told her to go to a Cobb County bank inside a local supermarket to cash it, reports The New York Daily News.
Of course, when Jackson came and tried to cash the “check,” she was arrested, reported WSB-TV.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s $94 or $94 million,” Special Investigations Chief Josh Waites told the station. “We’re going to go after you and hold you accountable.”
Now Jackson faces five charges, including attempted theft by taking and conspiracy to defraud the state. It turns out one of Jackson’s relatives, Darrius White, tried the same scheme. According to Waites, White also reported $99 million in income, and attempted to claim a huge refund. White too faces the same charges, reports WSB-TV.
Authorities set up the sting after they went to what turned out to be a former address and could not locate White, who was already on felony probation.