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Investigation into workers at local tax firm

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Police are investigating claims that workers at a local tax firm ripped off the owner and encouraged shady dealings with customers.

The Cleveland Financial Crimes Unit is investigating what happened at the business called Get Money, located at several locations.

The owner recently filed a police report saying 5 employees stole files and computer software to set up side businesses.

The report also says $15,000 was mysteriously charged to company credit cards.

Lateekia Morris says she went to Get Money to have her taxes done, and the tax preparer wanted her to make a side deal with false deductions for a bigger return.

"She wanted me to follow her home.  Didn't want to do it at Get Money," said Morris.

Morris added, "She said she could see if maybe she could get me another child. I said, I only have one child. She said I'll see if I could get you another one."

The police report shows some customers started sounding alarms when they ran into financial difficulty.

We tried to reach the owner and didn't hear back. When we stopped at a Get Money location last week, we saw regular business activity with customers getting their taxes done.

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