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Local woman sentenced two years for tax fraud

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A Cincinnati woman will serve two years in prison after filing false claims on her tax returns.

According to court documents, Shacretta Williams conspired with Ruth Benton to file false claims for income tax refunds by the IRS.

The incidents occurred from January to March in 2011.

Williams and Benton worked for several tax preparation services in Cincinnati, including Jackson Hewitt, Ohio Instant Tax and Your Tax Service.

During their time at the tax services, the women allegedly filed fictitious W-2 forms. The forms listed non-qualifying children as dependents and false self-employment income.

Williams is ordered to pay $748,843.80 in restitution to the IRS.

In October of 2014, Benton was sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to also pay $748,843.80 in restitution.

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