Dot woman charged in tax fraud scheme put at $26,000

A 52-year-old Dorchester woman is facing a flurry of alleged tax-evasion charges brought against her by Attorney General Maura Healey.

Deborah Manago was arraigned Wedneday in Suffolk Superior Court for her alleged involvement in “various unlawful tax schemes and collecting close to $26,000 in unemployment benefits while she allegedly continued to work,” Healey’s office says.

She pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Manago is alleged to have filed a state tax return using her Social Security number but did not report the income she had received while collecting unemployment benefits.

Prosecutors say she filed tax returns using fake identities gleaned from her capacity as a customer service representative for a MassHealth insurer.

She allegedly collected approximately $25,953 in unemployment benefits through the scheme.