Illegal immigrant living in US arrested in tax scam

Illegal immigrant living in US arrested in tax scam

POSTED: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:04am

Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a tax scam.

Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle.

Officers responding to a disturbance Friday found Marvin Baca in an argument about false W-2 forms that he sold to another illegal immigrant for $1,500, Kenner police said.

Police said Baca was arrested and confessed to a scam, saying he has been selling fictitious W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics who are in the country illegally. Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a social security number of a person living in Virginia.

Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive a refund.

Baca was charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of forgery.

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