Sep 20, 2012

Tax Preparers' Hall of Shame: Tax Preparer Faces Fraud, Larceny Counts

And the new inductee of the infamous Tax Preparers' Hall of Shame goes to.....Chiara Monai Hudson

Chiara-Monai Hudson of Baychester Ave., Bronx, was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court on a seven count felony complaint charging her with two counts of third degree grand larceny, fourth degree tax fraud, third degree attempted grand larceny, fourth degree grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.

Between May 24, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012 the defendant claimed unemployment insurance benefits from the New York State Department of Labor and falsely certified that she had been employed by Byram Healthcare, aWhite Plains medical supply company, prosecutors say.

Hudson allegedly submitted false wage and pay stub information in support of her application for unemployment benefits and received unemployment insurance benefits totaling $12,150.

The defendant’s certification of unemployment was false because she was actually never employed by Byram Healthcare, prosecutors said. Therefore, she was not entitled to receive the unemployment benefits and wrongfully obtained $12,150 from the New York State Department of Labor.

Additionally, prosecutors say while aided and abetted and acting in concert with unapprehended others, Hudson submitted 18 additional applications to the Department of Labor seeking unemployment benefits and also included false wage and pay stub information with the applications in an attempt to receive unauthorized unemployment benefits in excess of $4,000.

Hudson, a tax preparer and owner of Arlanna’s Accounting Services, a home/office based tax/accounting firm formerly in Mount Vernon, allegedly submitted false 2009 tax returns to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in the name of four individuals and received refund payments from the State in excess of $5,600.

Prosecutors say she admitted to filing over 100 additional false New York State tax returns between 2010 and 2011 for which New York State refund checks to be issued which totaled in excess of $100,000.

Bail was set at $500 cash or $1,000 bond. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in state prison. Her next court date is Oct. 12. 9-19-12

If this is all true then she will be legendary among other Hall of Shame inductees. Also, if true then she is one sad and corrupt human being. Thank you for giving tax preparers everywhere a bad rep!

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