2 Lancaster women accused of tax fraud, identity theft

The HeraldApril 17, 2014 

— Two Lancaster women were indicted on several charges related to tax fraud, according to a release issued Thursday by U.S. District Attorney Bill Nettles.

Aisha Craig, 35, and Ebony Eddie, 33, were charged in a 5-count indictment with conspiracy to submit false claims, submitting false claims to the United States, aggravated identity theft and mail fraud, the release states.

The maximum penalty Craig and Eddie could receive is 22 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

"This indictment, returned at the conclusion of filing season, is an important message for America's hardworking taxpayers who have no tolerance for those who make up their own rules," IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent Jeannine Hammett said in a prepared statement. "This investigation serves to remind us that there is no such thing as free money and there are no rewards or incentives for creativity when it comes to crime. IRS Criminal Investigation will not cease pursuing those who commit crimes against the United States and the American taxpayer."

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney T. DeWayne Pearson of the Columbia office for prosecution.

The Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service