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Westmoreland County Woman Charged with Tax Evasion

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Westmoreland County, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax evasion, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment named Tammy Keefer aka Tammy Coffman.

According to the indictment, Keefer engaged in a theft scheme from an entity known as CAP Glass with another individual known to the grand jury as LC. During the periods from January 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013, and from January 1, 2013 through April 15, 2014, Keefer evaded and defeated her income taxes for calendar years 2012 and 2013. Keefer’s income for calendar year 2012 was $235,859.09. Her income for calendar year 2013 was $80,022.29.

Keefer took check withdrawals from a CAP Glass bank account and transacted those checks at various financial institutions in a manner that did not readily identify those matters as income to Keefer. Keefer also negotiated CAP Glass checks in such a manner as to cause a "split deposit," where part of the amount of the check went into the bank account of a business known as Coffman Transport, and part of the amount of the check was returned to Keefer as cash with no record as to its disposition, thus concealing Keefer’s true income.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 28, 2019