LDR News Release – Alleged identity theft leads to tax fraud arrest

June 4, 2009

BATON ROUGE ‐ A Baton Rouge woman faces a charge related to felony tax fraud after she allegedly committed identity theft in the filing of fraudulent state income tax returns.

Baton Rouge police arrested 25‐year‐old Kathryn Foster, of 1358 North 23rd Street in Baton Rouge, on one count of Filing False Public Records. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorneyʹs Office, and Baton Rouge City Police.

Investigators say Foster falsely claimed two individuals as dependents on her Louisiana State Individual Income Tax returns in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

If convicted, Foster faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
For more information, please contact:

Barry Kelly
Director, Criminal Investigations Division
Louisiana Department of Revenue

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