MYRTLE BEACH — A North Carolina woman was charged Wednesday in Horry County in connection with state tax violations, according to a release from the S.C. Department of Revenue.
Wytisha Ebony Evans, 35, of Fair Bluff, N.C., was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on two counts of forgery and two counts of assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return that she provided fraudulent W2 tax forms to a preparer in order to have 2010 and 2011 South Carolina tax returns prepared, according to authorities.
Evans was released on $10,000 bail at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.
The fraudulent W2 forms contained inflated wages and withholding information, and Evans requested tax refunds totaling $17,758 to which she was not entitled, according to the release. If convicted, Evans faces up to 20 years and $1,000 in fines.
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