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Mid-South man caught pulling second tax scam job

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Federal prosecutors said Jeremy Lasane paid different people to get social security numbers and other personal information. Federal prosecutors said Jeremy Lasane paid different people to get social security numbers and other personal information.
The feds said Lasane used the cash to frequent Tunica casinos. The feds said Lasane used the cash to frequent Tunica casinos.
The feds also say he used the money to indulge his taste for fancy cars like a Maserati and Mercedes. The feds also say he used the money to indulge his taste for fancy cars like a Maserati and Mercedes.

(WMC-TV) – A Mid-South man convicted of stealing taxpayer money did not learn his lesson.

Federal prosecutors said Jeremy Lasane paid different people to get social security numbers and other personal information. They said he then electronically filed 240 false tax returns for a total take of $700,000.

"He said he had his own barbershop," neighbor D'Mekia Dotson said.

The feds said Lasane used the cash to frequent Tunica casinos and indulge his taste for fancy cars like a Maserati and Mercedes, all now forfeited to the federal government.

"I was wondering how he got the cars, but I thought, I don't know, he had a good job or something," Dotson said.

Lasane was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison.  The thought of prison did not stop Lasane from trying to pull off one more caper. Two weeks ago he tried to cash another person's tax return check for $1,098 at a liquor store. The owner checked out his story and Lasane was arrested.

Lasane was charged with forgery and identity theft for trying to cash that check.

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