Lewis and co-conspirators filed the returns, many using stolen personal IDs, between January 2010 and April 2014. The co-conspirators were not named in the press release detailing Lewis’ sentence.
Lewis and cohorts claimed more than $11.9 million in refunds. The money they receive was deposited into bank accounts they controlled. Lewis also lied about her role in the fraud when interviewed by a Special Agent of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
Besides receiving the prison sentence, Lewis was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay to the United States $3,799,991 in restitution.