Special to SEGAZINE
Six Evans County residents were charged last week in a large scale joint federal and state investigation of identity theft and tax fraud. Initial court appearances were held last Thursday morning at the federal building in Statesboro before Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith.
A total of 56 defendants (39 federal and 17 state) have been charged so far, but the investigation is still ongoing. Of the six locals involved, five were charged federally, and one was charged by the state.