On Friday, United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced that a man from Lake Wales, Florida had pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false claims with the Internal Revenue Service. 40-year-old Tedderick Fields pleaded guilty to the charges. He now faces a maximum of five years in federal prison on each count. The defendant was indicted on January 18, 2017.
Fields was arrested in Florida on June 13, 2017. Court documents show that Fields filed false tax returns in his name for the tax years 2011 through 2013. In 2012, the defendant’s false tax return resulted in a fraudulent tax refund check in the amount of $400,000 being issued. Again, Tedderick Fields has pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false claims with the IRS.
He now faces up to five years in prison on each count. Additional details have been made available here.