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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Monday, June 16, 2014

Schuylkill County Woman Sentenced For Role In False Income Tax Return Scheme

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Mahanoy City, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, the first 14 months of which must be served by conditions of home confinement, and pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $128,105 on her conviction of conspiracy to defraud the government, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kimberly Lynn Snyder, 38.

According to information presented to the court, from April 2008 to Oct. 2010 Snyder conspired to file 72 false and fictitious income tax returns claiming tax refunds totaling $210,581.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Snyder.

Updated July 14, 2015