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Brigitte Jackson tried to trick the state of Georgia into paying her the fake $94 million tax refund,



People must realize that being greedy doesn’t grant you long-term success in life. A woman from Atlanta was arrested for trying to cash in on a fake $94 million dollar tax return. Her name is Brigitte Jackson and she was arrested at a Cobb County supermarket bank counter.

Brigitte Jackson tried to trick the state of Georgia into paying her the fake $94 million tax refund, according to WSB-TV. The investigators were not easily fooled by Brigitte’s trick. She was asked by investigators to return to the supermarket bank branch to pick up her fake check, and as soon as she made her attempt to get the money 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. Brigitte Jackson had claimed $99 million in wages as the basis for her incredibly large refund amount, reports New York Daily News. When asked by investigators why she attempted to steal $94 million she allegedly told them, “My boyfriend said he would leave me for another woman if I didn’t try to get this money.”


A total of five charges has been filed against Jackson, including attempted theft by taking and conspiracy to defraud the state. Investigators are also looking for a relative of Jackson who may have also filed a fake tax return with a large refund due. Darrius White reported $99 million in income, and a substantially large refund. Police and state authorities went to a former address and did not find White. According to Waites, Darrius 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. Department of Revenue financial analyst Tamiko Harris received a call from Brigitte Jackson 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.

SOURCE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/woman-arrested-allegedly-filing-fake-94-million-ta/nhWqX/