A Jeffersonville woman faces more than 40 felony charges in connection with an alleged identity-theft and tax-return fraud case that dates back to 2009.
Jackie Young Elvine, 37, was arrested May 25. Details of the two-year investigation and how Elvine’s alleged scam worked were not immediately available, Billy Boney, chief deputy of the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday.
“What she’d do is steal somebody’s identity and file a false tax return,” he said. Twiggs investigators began their probe two years ago after “a series of complaints” about identity theft that involved phony tax returns, according to a news release about Elvine’s arrest.
Boney said the case against Elvine, who is out of jail on bond, is still being built. For now, she is charged with 18 counts of receiving stolen property, 18 counts of computer fraud and seven counts of identity theft.