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September 25, 2009
Greenville resident arrested for tax fraud
Greenville, SC…A Greenville woman is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center following her arrest today on charges of submitting fraudulent W-2 forms to Greenville County tax preparation businesses.
Melissa D. Craig, 33, is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center after South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged her with two counts of delivering a false document, one count of willfully assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent return, and one count of obtaining signature or property by false pretenses.
Craig is accused of intentionally submitting fraudulent W-2 forms to Greenville County tax preparation businesses to have 2007 and 2008 income tax returns prepared. The Department of Revenue determined Craig did not work for the company shown on the W-2 forms and fraudulently received federal and state refunds totaling $8,824.00.
She is facing up to 17 years in prison and a fine of up to $11,000 if convicted of the charges.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Department assisted in Craig's arrest.