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Operator of Reseda tax business charged with fraud, theft – Daily News

A woman who operated a Reseda-based tax-preparation business that served primarily Spanish-speaking clientele was charged with stealing nearly $70,000 in state and federal tax refunds from her clients.

Thelma Carcamo, 68, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 27 counts of filing a fraudulent tax return, 17 counts each of identity theft and forgery, 15 counts of grand theft and four counts of tax evasion, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Carcamo, who operated Financial Express International, is accused of giving clients fake federal and state tax returns showing smaller refunds than were actually owed, then pocketing the difference, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

She is accused of stealing $69,747 from 24 people, and willfully failing to file taxes with the California Franchise Tax Board from 2017 through 2020 at an alleged loss of $61,440 to the state, according to prosecutors.

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