52 year old Beverly Newton of Middletown was sentenced yesterday to 63 months in prison as well as full restitution after she pled guilty to violations in a tax fraud conspiracy involving the filing of more than 180 false individual federal income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service, using stolen identities.
The returns sought refunds of more than $1.8 million. The defendant and her co-conspirators received more than $800,000 in the scam. The defendant’s role in the conspiracy involved providing names and social security numbers to another co-conspirator, who used the information to file the fraudulent returns. The defendant received more than $300,000 for her part in the scheme.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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