Robyn Jackson, 24, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to file false claims for federal income tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Jackson faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine
of up to $250,000.
on January 31, 2013, Hennaysha Candler, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty
to the same conspiracy to file false claims for federal income tax refunds with
the IRS and faces the same
maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
to court documents, beginning in or about December 2009, Jackson and Candler
conspired to prepare and file false claims for federal income tax refunds with
the IRS. Jackson recruited individuals and obtained their information,
which Candler used to electronically file the income tax returns. Candler
controlled how and where the income tax refunds would be delivered, including
depositing a substantial portion of the individual's income tax refund into
Candler and Jackson's banks accounts, often without the individual's knowledge.
prepared and filed the income tax returns using the taxpayer information
gathered by Jackson, which reported fictitious or altered Form W-2 wages and
federal withholdings from legitimate businesses without the businesses'
knowledge or consent. The fictitious Forms W-2 income and federal
withholdings reported on the income tax returns qualified the individual
taxpayer's to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit,
and/or the Making Work Pay Credit.
doing so, the individuals were able to claim income tax refunds in amounts
greater than they would have been entitled, or they received income tax refunds
that were falsely inflated.
prepared and filed at least 42 false claims for income tax refunds in this
prepared and filed her own federal income tax returns for the 2009 and 2010
income tax years, which also contained false Form's W-2 and false federal
withholdings resulting in income tax refunds that she knew were greater than
which she was entitled. Candler also prepared and filed a false 2010
income tax return on behalf of Jackson.
often withdrew the income tax refund money deposited into her bank account and
provided cash to Candler in exchange for expensive gifts and favors.
actions in this case caused a tax loss to the IRS in the amount of $201,513 for
the 2010 income tax year. Candler's actions in this case caused a tax
loss to the IRS in the amount of $211,461.40, which accounts for both the 2009
and 2010 income tax years.
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