Man pleads guilty to stealing over $36,000 from IRS

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati man pleads guilty to six counts of making false claims for federal income tax refunds with the IRS.

According to court documents, Anthony Oliver, 37, filed false claims totaling more than $36,000 for the 2006 and 2007 tax years.

Authorities say Oliver solicited local residents to submit false tax forms to the IRS.  In many instances, Oliver drove them to have their taxes prepared.  The individual would share a portion of the tax refund with Oliver.

"Refunds are issued to taxpayers who are entitled to them," said Darryl Williams, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS-Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office.  "IRS-CI will continue to aggressively pursue those who prepare false claims for refunds for the purpose of enriching themselves."

Oliver faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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