Dallas Woman Gets 27 Months for Tax Fraud

27 months and $69,500 in restitution for causing the IRS to lose $91,000

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    A Dallas woman who owned a Shreveport tax preparing service and pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent claims for federal income tax refunds has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

    Letitia C. Scott was sentenced Friday. Federal prosecutors say she must also serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $69,590 in restitution.

    In September 2010, a grand jury handed up a 29-count indictment against Scott, who owned and operated "Tetia's Timely Tax."

    The 41-year-old woman was accused of preparing and electronically filing 29 fraudulent returns for the 2006 tax year that resulted in a loss to the IRS of $91,000. 

    Prosecutors said each return included false wages, resulting in a false or inflated earned income tax credit.