Wichita tax preparer receives probation for filing false returns

09/16/2013 12:36 PM

09/18/2013 11:14 AM

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Lata Tomlinson’s sentence. She was sentenced to probation.

A Wichita woman was sentenced Monday to three years of federal probation for filing false income tax returns for her customers.

Lata L. Tomlinson, 34, had been convicted in a jury trial in April on 19 counts of preparing false returns for 17 people for tax years 2007 to 2009, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said.

Tomlinson started her own business, Talking Taxes and More, in 2006 after working for tax preparation companies, according to Grissom’s office. In the returns, she falsely stated deductions in a number of areas, including home improvements, legal fees, hay and grain expenses, cellphones and care of dependents, his office said.

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