A Georgia woman filed a tax return claiming the state owed her $94 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Problem was, the claim was false, authorities say.
The woman, Brigitte Jackson, was arrested Friday when she attempted to pick up her check at a Cobb County bank, Channel 2 Action News reported. She was charged with attempted theft by taking and conspiracy to defraud the state, according to an investigator with the Georgia Department of Revenue, the news site reports. She allegedly claimed an income of $99 million.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s $94 or $94 million,” Special Investigations Chief Josh Waites told Channel 2. “We’re going to go after you and hold you accountable.”
The arrest happened after investigators reportedly told Jackson to pick up the refund at Cobb County Bank at a grocery store. Her cousin, Darrius White, also allegedly reported $99 million in income, tried to claim a large refund and has also been charged, Waites said. White was not in custody Friday evening, the newspaper writes.
Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.