Former Sheakley Group official Angelia Zwick, 46, of Cincinnati plead guilty in U.S. District Court Monday to an embezzlement scheme aimed at defrauding her employer and filing false income tax returns to the IRS and faces up to 23 years in prison.
Court documents show Zwick, also known as Angelia Strunk, defrauded her employer by embezzling funds from July 2009 to May 2013 by wiring stolen funds that were meant for customer refunds to a bank account for Amerihealth and Lise Solutions LLC, a company she owned.
As a result, IRS, state investigators and the United State Secret Service found she took at least $328,000.
In addition to that, Zwick plead guilty to knowingly filing false income tax returns for 2010, 2011 and 2012, for which she owes $121,810 according to the Department of Justice.
Officials say Zwick also failed to report the income she made from embezzling funds in 2010. The IRS requires income from illegal activities be reflected in your 1040 filings.
"The IRS enforces the nation's tax laws, but also takes particular interest in cases where someone, for their own personal benefit, has taken what belonged to others,” said Frank S. Turner II, Acting Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office. “To build faith in our nation’s tax system, honest taxpayers need to be reassured that everyone is paying their fair share.”
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