Man Sentenced To 86 Months In Prison For Lexington Scam

The state said a Georgia man was sentenced to 87 months in prison for committing tax fraud and identity theft in Lexington. 

James Changala Kaira, 39, admitted to using the identities of other people to collect federal income tax refunds.

Prosecutors said he Kaira had fraudulently claimed $668,046.45 in refunds.

Investigators said that in some of the cases, Kaira received tax refund checks, then forged signatures to cash the checks in Lexington.

Kaira also admitted to using the fake tax returns to get refund anticipation loans.

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