PA Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Nov 01, 2013 -- 3:23pm

A  Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to tax fraud.  41 year old Stephanie Patterson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and 3 years supervised release – she’ll be sentenced by Judge Leonard Stark, US District Judge for the District of Delaware on March 13, 2014.  Officials say Patterson was part of a tax fraud conspiracy that involved the filing of over 180 false individual federal income tax returns using stolen identities – with the returns seeking over $1.8-million.  Patterson and others received over $800,000 from the fraudulent returns.

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