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For Immediate Release
September 8, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

WALDORF WOMAN SENTENCED
IN TAX RETURN SCHEME

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Trecia Lynn Jones, of the 6100 block of Tapir Place, Waldorf, Maryland, was sentenced by the Honorable Nancy Davis-Loomis to a one year-suspended sentence on a felony theft conviction in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.

Jones, 39, pled guilty in June to stealing from the United States Treasury and the 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 for whom she did not work. Based on the false claims of taxes withheld and false deductions, Jones requested and received fraudulent refunds on both the federal and state returns totaling $7,167.00.

In addition to the suspended sentence, Judge Davis-Loomis ordered one year of supervised probation and restitution in the amount of $7,167.00.

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.

   

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