A woman from Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with preparing fraudulent federal income tax returns for 13 people, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Kelly N. Kittrell, 42, is charged with 13 counts of preparing false and fraudulent income tax returns on forms 1040A and 1040 EZ for other taxpayers. The indictment alleges she falsified information about wages earned, amounts withheld and dependents claimed.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. IRS - Criminal Investigation investigated. Justice Department Tax Division Trial Attorney Matthew Kluge and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask are prosecuting.
Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.