June 22, 2006
WALDORF WOMAN CONVICTED OF THEFT IN
TAX RETURN SCHEME
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today
that Trecia Lynn Jones, of 6101 Tapir Place, Waldorf, Maryland,
has been convicted of felony theft in the Circuit Court for Anne
Jones, 39, pled guilty before the Honorable Nancy Davis-Loomis.
In the court proceedings, Jones admitted to stealing $8,606 from
the United States Treasury and $1,468 from Comptroller of Maryland
by submitting fraudulent tax returns for the 2002 tax year. On
both her federal and state returns for 2002, Jones gave false information
relating to her income, itemized deductions, and withholdings.
Jones supported her returns with a fraudulent W-2 from an employer
she did not work for. Based on the false claims of taxes withheld
and false deductions, Jones requested and received refunds from
both the federal and state returns.
Judge Davis-Loomis set sentencing for September 7, 2006.
The case was
referred to the Office of the Attorney General by the Maryland
Comptroller’s Office. It was investigated by
the Maryland State Police and is being prosecuted by the Office
of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.