Woman pleads guilty in tax fraud case

A Las Vegas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in a scheme to obtain $307,231 in phony tax refunds from the IRS.

Denise Vick, 39, admitted submitting false tax returns for herself and in the names of others in 2010 and 2011 to collect the phony refunds, according to her plea agreement with federal prosecutors. She did not have permission to file tax returns on behalf of the others.

Vick, who is not an accountant, pleaded guilty to four counts of filing false claims with the United States and is to be sentenced March 5 in federal court.

The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation in Las Vegas.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Find him on Twitter: @JGermanRJ

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