Guzman, a tax return preparer who worked at Providence, R.I.-based El Centro Multiservicios admitted the wrongdoing for returns prepared for clients for tax years 2009 through 2011.
To hike refunds, she utilized false dependents, exemptions, tax credits, deductions or expenses on client returns. The $800,700 was generated by filing phony tax returns prepared by others. After receiving these funds, Guzman distributed a portion to others and retained a percentage of the negotiated checks as payment for depositing the checks into her account.
She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the wire fraud count, 10 years for each count of theft of government funds, three years in prison for each count of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns for clients and a mandatory two years in prison for each count of aggravated identity theft, as well as a period of supervised release and monetary penalties.Last modified on Wednesday, 14 September 2016