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Oct 15, 2011 10:37 AM by AP

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Case

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Dallas woman who owned a Shreveport tax
preparing service has pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent claims
for federal income tax refunds.
Forty-one-year-old Letitia C. Scott faces a maximum sentence of
three years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea
Friday to one count of aiding and assisting in making a false tax
return.
In September 2010, a grand jury handed up a 29-count indictment
against Scott, who owned and operated "Tetia's Timely Tax."
Scott was accused of preparing and electronically filing 29
fraudulent returns for the 2006 tax year that resulted in a loss to
the IRS of $91,000.
Prosecutors said each return included false wages, resulting in
a false or inflated earned income tax credit.
Her sentencing is set for Jan. 10.

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