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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Memphis Woman Pleads Guilty To Preparing Falsified Income Tax Returns

Memphis, TN – A Memphis woman pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court to preparing falsified federal income tax returns.

Telska Pollard, 41, of Memphis, TN pled guilty to a three-count information charging her with aiding and assisting with the preparation of false federal income tax returns.

According to the court documents, during April 2009, Pollard aided and assisted taxpayers in preparing and filing fraudulent 2008 U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns. The false returns prepared by Pollard contained certain deductions and expenses on Forms Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, that she knew the tax payers were not entitled to claim in order to generate a larger income tax refund.

Pollard pleaded guilty before United States District Judge S. Thomas Anderson, who is scheduled to sentence Pollard on June 25.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Division. The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Pritchard.

Updated April 1, 2015