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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tampa Woman Arrested On Tax Fraud Charges

Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the arrest and unsealing of an indictment charging Ashley Stanback with five counts of theft of government property in connection with income tax fraud. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.


According to the indictment, from October 2012 through August 2013, Stanback stole more than $1,000 in government funds in connection with fraudulent tax refunds issued in other individual’s names. The United States is also seeking forfeiture of the proceeds from these fraudulent tax refunds in excess of $38,000.


An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.


This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelley Howard-Allen.

Financial Fraud
Updated September 7, 2017