Mansfield woman charged with claiming nearly $800,000 in false tax returns
A Mansfield woman was indicted for falsely claiming that she was owed nearly $800,000 in tax refunds, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and IRS Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Korner.
Teresa Flohr, 56, was indicted on two counts of making false claims.
Flohr falsely claimed a refund of $389,966 for tax year 2012 and for $407,649 for tax year 2013, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Patton following an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.