What Does Weaving Have to do With Taxes?

I can’t answer the question I just posed: As far as I know they have nothing to do with each other. Of course, I’m often wrong, and this is one of those times.

Here, the connection is that the owner of B & B Weaving Shop in Montgomery, Alabama has a daughter who owns B & B Tax Service (conveniently in the same building). Barbara Murry, the mother, and Yolanda Moses, the daughter, have something else in common: They are among nine family members charges with tax fraud and theft of public funds. They’re accused of preparing false tax returns via identity theft and having over $1.3 million deposited in their bank accounts.

And that’s not the only case of identity theft and tax fraud out of Montgomery from last week. Chiquita Smith pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with at least two other people to defraud the United States by obtaining and aiding to obtain the payment and allowance of false, fictitious, and fraudulent claims. Ms. Smith also pleaded guilty to identity theft. The press release doesn’t state the amount of tax loss, but it appears she may be heading to ClubFed.

One Response to “What Does Weaving Have to do With Taxes?”

  1. […] Weaving a tangled web: “According to the indictment, Barbara Murry owned and operated B&B Weaving Shop, which was in the same building as B&B Tax Service.”  Ms. Murry and nine family members face federal charges of tax fraud and ID theft in Alabama.  Maybe hair weavers don’t make the best return preparers. (Montgomery Advertiser)  Russ Fox has more. […]