MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery woman has pleaded guilty to
a tax scheme that the Internal Revenue Service says caused it to issue nearly $622,000 in false refunds.
A Justice Department spokesman says Ora Mae Adamson pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Montgomery to one count of conspiring to defraud the IRS and one count of identity theft.
Court documents said the tax preparer obtained the names and Social Security numbers of people and then used them to file false tax returns. The IRS says it issued 158 false refunds and the money was deposited into bank accounts controlled by Adamson and her coconspirators.
Her sentencing has not been scheduled, but she faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine equal to double the money lost.
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