KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman pleaded guilty to helping people file false income tax returns in a scheme that netted more than $182,000 in refunds.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Tanisha Williams pleaded guilty Wednesday to filing a false claim with the IRS and wire fraud.
Prosecutors say Williams recruited people to file federal income tax returns that claimed refunds they weren’t entitled to receive. At other times, Williams used stolen identities to file the returns.
Prosecutors say the tax refunds were deposited onto pre-paid debit cards, with some of the money withdrawn as cash.
As part of a plea agreement, Williams will be required to pay back $182,410 as restitution. She faces a sentence of up to 25 years in federal prison without parole.
A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.