Local tax return preparer pleads guilty to fraud

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CINCINNATI – The owner of a local tax preparation business pleaded guilty to filing false income tax returns Tuesday in a United States District Court.

Kesha Spencer, 39, faces three years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines for filing fraudulent claims while operating Tax Cash Sooo Fast between 2010 and 2011 that resulted in illegal income tax fund returns.

She also falsely reported household incomes, head of household filing status, and dependents, according to Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Kathy A. Enstrom, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office.

Spencer’s activities resulted in approximately $103,541.97 in lost tax revenue.

She also filed false income tax returns for herself in 2010 and 2011.

"The tax return preparer industry is at the dawn of a new era of accountability," said Enstrom. "With new rules regulating the industry, tax preparers who prepare fraudulent tax returns will stand out even more."

Spencer will be sentenced June 3.

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