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Tax Preparer Charged With Defrauding The Government

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Atticus Rice, 51, of Sicklerville, NJ, was charged today by information with aiding in the preparing and filing of materially false tax returns, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The information alleges that Rice was a tax return preparer at Quick Taxes and Payroll Services, at 3858 Pulaski Avenue, in Philadelphia, who prepared false tax returns for a number of individuals.  Between 2008 and 2013, Rice allegedly prepared false tax returns by reporting false income, false expenses, and false tax credits, resulting in tax losses of approximately $162,217.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison, restitution to the IRS, and a $500 special assessment.

The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah L. Grieb.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014