Horry County woman charged with 11 counts of income tax fraud

troot@thesunnews.comMarch 10, 2014 

State officials said Monday they arrested an Horry County woman on 11 counts of income tax fraud related charges, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Revenue.

Yvette Kabray Williams, 26, was charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy, five counts of forgery and four counts of willfully making or assisting in the false or fraudulent preparation of tax returns, according to the release. If convicted, Williams could face up to 55 years in prison and fines up to $12,000,

Officials said for tax year 2011, Williams provided fraudulent W2s for two people for wages and taxes withheld from an employer for which they were not employed.

Income tax returns were presented to the state Department of Revenue with the fraudulent W2 forms resulting in refunds, according to the release. For tax year 2012, Williams prepared her return along with the two other people’s returns using fraudulent W2s and electronically submitted the tax returns along with the W2s to taxing authorities resulting in tax refunds.

Williams is being held at J. Rueben Long Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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