On December 9, 2020, in the Middle District of Georgia, Jacqueline Bosby and her daughter Jataryia Thomas, were indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud in connection with the submission of a false application to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant.
According to the court documents, from approximately July 2014 through January 2016, an entity called Express Home Program Inc., doing business as CASH Prosperity Campaign Inc. (CASH), applied for and was awarded a grant for $50,000 from the IRS’ VITA Program. Bosby identified herself as the Chief Executive Officer and the Financial Administrator for CASH, while Thomas identified herself as the Chief Financial Officer of CASH. Thomas submitted two separate claims for funds totaling $50,000. Upon IRS review, it was discovered that Bosby and Thomas provided false information in their VITA grant application, failed to disclose their mother-daughter relationship, and submitted fabricated receipts and volunteer logs to the IRS.
In June 2022, Bosby and Thomas agreed to a pretrial diversion, which deferred prosecution for a period of 12 months if they met certain conditions, to include jointly paying restitution to the IRS.
On August 29, 2022, in the Middle District of Georgia, Bosby and Thomas were ordered to pay $32,609 to the IRS.
Source: The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: M.D. Ga., Indic., December 9, 2020; M.D. Ga., Pretrial Diversion Agr. June 3, 2022; M.D. Ga., Pretrial Diversion Agr.June 14, 2022; and M.D. Ga., Restitution Order, August 29, 2022.