BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An 81-year-old woman and her son have been arrested and charged with computer fraud and filing false public records after they were accused of filing fraudulent tax returns in 2012 and 2013.
According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, 81-year-old Madie Langley, a tax preparer at Matrix Computers and Tax Services of Baton Rouge, showed false businesses and false business losses on tax documents when her clients did not own a business or had not sustained a loss. Such a filing would mean her clients received a higher Louisiana State and Federal income tax refund.
During the investigation, 10 client tax returns from 2012 were chosen at random as a core sample to be examined for tax infractions. Also, five tax returns from 2013 were examined.
All of the 2012 returns were reported to have been completed by Darin Langley, Madie's son. The 2013 returns were reported to have been completed by Madie.
In Darin Langley's statement, he told investigators he had only filed 28 tax returns for the 2012 tax year. He stated his mother filed the other 31 returns in his name and did not file any client returns in 2013.
The clients are required to amend both their State of Louisiana and Federal Tax returns.
Darin was arrested on Dec. 22, 2014 and charged with filing false public records and computer fraud. He was released on that same day after posting a $12,000 bond.
Madie Langley was arrested Jan. 12, 2015 and charged with filing false public records and computer fraud. She was released that same day after posting an $8,000 bond.