Lovington Tax Preparer Arrested For Fraud

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

With tax season here, this story might make you question just who it is looking over your receipts.

Last week, a Lovington tax preparer was arrested for fraud.

According to a Lovington business, 70-year-old Millard Yancey spent 30 years preparing their taxes.

They claim two years ago Yancey convinced them that a check needed to be made out to him for money owed to the internal revenue service.

The reason given was because their business was in New Mexico and their bank was in Texas.

But two years later, the I.R.S. came knocking saying they didn't receive a dime.

They claim Yancey pocketed the money.

Yancey's business is now being investigated as other victims have also come forward.