Former Missouri Woman Sentenced for Tax Fraud

6 years 4 months 1 week ago Monday, April 07 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Monday, April 07, 2014 5:22:58 PM CDT April 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former suburban Kansas City woman now living in Texas is going to prison for 18 months for a $158,000 tax fraud scheme.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 35-year-old Kelsey Jones must also repay the federal government nearly $103,000 under the sentence she received Monday.

Jones is a former Grandview resident now living in Houston. She pleaded guilty last year to filing a false claim for a federal tax refund.

Jones admitted filing 36 false tax returns for herself and others from February 2009 to January 2011 claiming $158,000 in refunds. Prosecutors said she recruited people to file individual federal returns but submitted them with false and inflated income and revenue information.

Prosecutors said Jones also had about $17,000 in undeserved refunds deposited directly into her own bank account.

 

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