Mar 6, 2012 9:29 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Man Illegally in US Arrested in Tax Scam

Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a fraudulent tax scam.
Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle.
Officers responding to a disturbance Friday found Marvin Baca in an argument about false W-2 forms that he sold to another illegal immigrant for $1,500.
Police say Baca was arrested and confessed to a scam, saying he has been selling fictitious W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics who are in the country illegally.
Police say illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive a refund.


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