Carrie Shafer, Oronogo, whose tax return preparation service was shut down earlier this year by the federal government, has been charged with passing bad checks. The charge, which was filed July 22 in Jasper County Circuit Court, is the second such charge to be leveled against her in the past three weeks.
The first one, filed July 6, involved a check written in September 2004, according to court records. The most recent charge involved a check written in March.
The federal government cracked down on Ms. Shafer earlier this year, claiming she was filing fraudulent income tax returns.