Dayton area tax preparer pleads guilty to submitting false returns

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton area tax return preparer pleaded guilty Friday to preparing false tax returns that claimed significant refunds.

46-year-old Angela Redd, of Trotwood, is charged with submitting false claims to the Internal Revenue Service as a result of Redd preparing false tax returns which claimed significant refunds.

Court documents reveal that between February of 2012 through April of 2015, Redd offered services as a tax preparer in the greater Dayton area, charging up to $500 per return she prepared.

Redd would prepare the returns using false information she created, like fake Schedule C income and bogus education expenses.

This false information caused a tax loss to the IRS of $47,183. As part of her guilty plea, Redd has agreed to pay $47,183 in restitution.

“Conduct such as caused by the defendant is an insult to all of the hard-working American taxpayers who pay their fair share of income tax to our great country,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge William Cheung of the Cincinnati Field Office of IRS-Criminal Investigation.

Redd faces a maximum prison sentence of five years, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution to the IRS.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 9.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amy M. Smith and was investigated by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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