Tax Preparer, Husband, Sentenced For Tax Fraud
A South Carolina tax preparer, along with her husband, were both sentenced to federal prison after being found guilty of taking part in a large tax fraud case.
Yolanda Poz, a 28-year-old woman who owned a tax preparation business called Poz Servicos Para Hispanos in Boiling Springs, was recently sentenced to 46 months in prison, according to a report. Poz will also have to pay $319,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Her husband, Victor, 35, was involved to a lesser degree, the news source reported. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and will have to pay the government the same amount of restitution. Because he is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, Victor will be deported at the end of his prison sentence.
A total of 15 people are connected with the fraudulent activity, which occurred when Poz created hundreds of fake tax returns for money that customers did not deserve, according to the news source. Some of the tax returns may have been for clients that did not exist.