Tax preparer sentenced for filing false returns

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 42-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced for more than four years in federal prison for preparing false income tax returns that resulted in a loss to the government of more than $316,000.

Kansas U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Cynthia M. Raymond of Jackson, Missouri, was sentenced Monday to 51 months after pleading guilty to five counts of filing false tax returns and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Raymond admitted submitting 98 false tax returns under the names of 36 clients for the 2007 through 2010 tax years. Her clients weren’t aware that she included false deductions on their tax returns and kept part of the refunds.

Grissom says Raymond filed the returns electronically and provided her clients with different returns than the ones she filed with the IRS.


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