September 8, 2006
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
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.