Worcester Tax Preparer Charged With Preparing False Returns
BOSTON - A Worcester woman was charged today on charges of falsifying tax returns.
Jenniffer Cox Elicier, 34, of Worcester was charged in an Indictment with multiple counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.
The Indictment alleges that Elicier operated Cox Elicier Tax in Worcester where she prepared individual federal income tax returns for clients. Elicier allegedly inserted false information into her clients’ Form 1040 returns, including false Schedule A deductions such as gifts to charity and unreimbursed employee expenses and educator expenses, and thereby generated illegal refunds.
The statutory maximum penalty for the crime charged is three years in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori J. Holik of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.