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Former Mississippi tax preparer pleads guilty in theft case

GULFPORT — A former Mississippi income tax preparer has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds for using people’s names and Social Security numbers to obtain $18,345.

The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Ukisha Lashay Carter is set for sentencing April 29. She’s facing a maximum prison term of three years and a fine of up to $250,000. She’s free on a $10,000 bond.

A federal grand jury indicted Carter on theft of government funds and two counts each of making false claims and fraudulent use of identification documents. In exchange for her plea, the government dropped the remaining charges against her.

 

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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