Women used dead people's info on tax returns

By: AP
By: AP

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people.

The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says 31-year-old Nakita Brooks and 30-year-old Cheryl Wright face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government by filing false income tax returns.

Prosecutors say Brooks and Wright filed hundreds of false returns using the information of dead people, including Social Security numbers, from February 2010 to November 2011.

More than $462,000 was deposited into accounts under the control of Brooks and Wright. The total loss is estimated to be $1 million to $2.5 million.

Brooks and Wright are scheduled for sentencing on July 11 and July 24, respectively.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256339351 - local8now.com/a?a=256339351
Gray Television, Inc.