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Jefferson County woman sentenced for filing a false tax return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Ranson, West Virginia woman was sentenced today to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,963 for filing a false tax return, First Assistant United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Christina Jacobs, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Filing a False Tax Return” in September 2017. Jacobs admitted to filing an Income Tax Return for her and her husband in 2012, willfully understating her income from 9 West Hair Studio by approximately $32,030.70, resulting in an unpaid tax due.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.  The Internal Revenue Service investigated.  

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated December 5, 2017