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Middle District of Florida

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lake Wales Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Charges

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Tedderick Fields (40, Lake Wales) has pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false claims with the Internal Revenue Service. He faces up to five years in federal prison on each count. 

Fields was indicted on January 18, 2017, and arrested in the Southern District of Florida on June 13, 2017.

According to court documents, Fields filed false tax returns in his name from 2011 through 2013. In 2012, his false tax return resulted in the issuance of a fraudulent tax refund check in the amount of $400,000.

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the St. Lucie County Sherriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelley Howard-Allen.

Financial Fraud
Updated February 2, 2018