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Woman posed as tax preparer, stole tax returns, police say

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ALBEMARLE, NC (WBTV) -

An Albemarle woman was arrested after police say she claimed to be a tax preparer and stole customers' income tax returns, and detectives fear there could be more victims.

Leisha Kay Wallace, 44, was arrested and charged with identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense, and financial card theft.

Investigators say Wallace claimed to have a license to file and prepare taxes through the IRS. They say she would help people prepare their taxes online, but would have the money from their returns sent to a pre-paid debit card, then take the money off the card.

Detectives say there could be more victims, and is asking that anyone who fell for Wallace's scam or any similar scams to call (704)984-9526.

Wallace was given a $7,500 bond.

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