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Tax preparer charged with fraud

Posted March 23, 2009

— Police on Monday charged a tax preparer for Liberty Tax with 28 counts of fraud.

Angela Lea White, 23, of 101 Holts Pond Road in Princeton, was charged with four counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and financial card fraud, six counts each of identity theft, common law forgery and common law uttering and two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

She was being held Monday in the Johnston County Jail under a $545,000 bond.

White, who also goes by the name Angela Lea Chigo-Chiguila, assisted Hispanic customers with their personal income tax forms, and investigators said she manipulated the forms so that refunds would be loaded onto a temporary debit card. She also took out a refund-anticipation loan using customer identities, investigators said.

She purchased about $7,500 in goods and services with the debit cards, investigators said.

Liberty Tax had no knowledge of the fraud and cooperated with the criminal investigation, police said.


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  • chonga22 Mar 27, 2009

    I have worked for Liberty for three years and this has never happened before and it will never happen again. Don't let one person give the Liberty Tax Service a bad name. Please come in to our offices and we promise you will be satisfied.

  • chonga22 Mar 24, 2009

    i work for liberty and she gives us a bad name but i can tell you that were i work @ is a safe place to get ur taxes done and all the hispanics do pay their share b/c i am one and i know that all the hispanics that come in here do pay up on what they owe and file every year but i hope that she gets whats coming to her

  • leo-nc Mar 23, 2009

    1. Liberty Tax Service
    2. 23 year old preparer
    3. Having live statue of liberty on every street corner dancing around twirling signs.....

    Sorry, not going to do business there!

  • Scrofula Mar 23, 2009

    "This is actually a large problem and one reason mine and your taxes will continue to rise. Many, hispanics and otherwise, simply don't pay their share."

    Um, these folks filed their taxes. She stole from them, but I'm failing to see where the Hispanics filing the returns did anything wrong.

  • Piny tek Mar 23, 2009

    Are you sure she's 23? She can pass for 39 years.