Duplin County Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Returns

A Keanansville tax preparer pleaded guilty today in federal court to filing false returns.

The investigation showed 45-year-old Angela Williams conspired with others in the preparation and filing of 46 false federal income tax returns.

The investigation revealed that 39 of the tax-payers named on the returns did not know that a return had been filed in their name.

Most of the individuals for whom returns were prepared and filed were in prison and had no taxable income or not enough taxable income to require the filing of a return.

The total amount of false claims submitted was $131,363.94.

At sentencing, scheduled for the July, 2010, term of Court, WILLIAMS faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison followed by 3 years supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.00.


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