Former Missouri Woman Sentenced for Tax Fraud
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.