Waynesboro man sentenced for preparing false tax returns

By: Staff
By: Staff

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Carlos Newton, 44, of Waynesboro was sentenced last week to 2 years in prison for his role in the preparation of multiple fraudulent federal tax returns.

According to the evidence presented during his guilty plea and sentencing hearings, Newton worked as a tax preparer from 2009 through 2011.

During this time, Newton placed fictitious businesses, fictitious income, and fictitious expenses on federal income tax forms, according to a release. For his services, Newton requested additional fees from his clients. He referred to those fees as “love offerings.”

Newton prepared 22 fraudulent federal tax returns between January 2009 and January 2011, according to a release. The federal government paid out almost $90,000 in refunds based upon these bogus returns.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.

WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 newsroom@wrdw.com Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237062871 - wrdw.com/a?a=237062871
Gray Television, Inc.