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KC Woman Pleads Guilty to False Tax Return Related to $466,000 Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., woman who embezzled from her family’s company has pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000.

Tammera Goodman, 56, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, to making false statements on a tax return.

Tammera worked as office manager for a business owned by her family, Restoration Remediation Resources Corporation d/b/a Rainbow International of Kansas City (Re-Corp). From 2011 to 2015, Goodman unlawfully used Re-Corp funds to pay at least seven personal credit cards, which she used exclusively for personal spending. She also wrote at least 26 fraudulent unauthorized Re-Corp checks to herself, and used unauthorized Re-Corp funds to pay her personal mortgage.

From 2011 to 2015, Goodman embezzled at least $466,274 from Re-Corp. She spent the money she embezzled on retail purchases, restaurants, cash, and vehicles, among other items. She did not declare the embezzled income on her federal or state income tax returns.

Goodman pleaded guilty to a specific charge of claiming $33,164 in income on her federal income tax return for tax year 2015. In reality, Goodman’s income for 2015 (including stolen money) was $151,236.
Under federal statutes, Goodman is subject to a sentence of up to three years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen D. Mahoney. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and the Missouri Department of Revenue Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Updated October 19, 2017

Financial Fraud