On Friday, it was announced that a woman from Arlington, Texas had been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for her participation in a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Crystal Burrows was also ordered to pay $320,375 in restitution. The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in January of 2017. Judge Boyle ordered Crystal Burrows to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 17, 2018.
Documents filed in the case show that Burrows participated in a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service starting in 2014. The defendant electronically filed tax returns for the 2013 tax year with her EFIN and for the 2014 and 2015 tax years with EFINs belonging to her co-conspirators. The tax returns were filed under taxpayers’ names and social security numbers without their knowledge or consent.
Burrows was accused of preparing and filing at least 22 fraudulent tax returns using stolen identifying information. The defendant also used two stolen social security numbers to create credit card accounts, store accounts, care credit accounts, and to secure a car loan. Again, Crystal Burrows has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison.
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