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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jackson Tax Preparer Indicted For Preparing False Income Tax Returns

Jackson, TN – The operator of Carol’s Income Tax Service was charged today with 123 counts of fraud for preparing false and fictitious income tax returns.

Carol Munoz, 42, of Jackson, TN was indicted for preparing false and fraudulent tax returns, operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, between April 15, 2010 and April 16, 2013, Munoz prepared 123 fraudulent tax returns, nearly all of which claimed false dependents. The returns prepared by Munoz also claimed tax credits to increase the amount of income tax refund, including the Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit and Child Care Credit, for which the taxpayers did not qualify.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Division and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Wilson is prosecuting the case for the government.

Updated April 1, 2015