Three North Carolina residents were charged with forgery and preparing false tax returns for three years, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Revenue.
Veda McMillon, 32, Janice Evans, 59, and Versie McMillon, 29, were each charged Tuesday with three counts of forgery and three counts of assisting in the preparation of a false or fraudulent tax returns for 2009, 2010 and 2011, according to the release. Their hometowns were not immediately available.
The trio were being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center pending bond hearings.
The trio are accused of providing false wage and tax information on W-2 forms for their income tax returns in the three years, according to the release. Veda McCmillion received $26,062 in refunds she was not entitled to, while Evans received $24,037 and Versie McMillon received $26,202.
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If convicted, the trio faces up to a $1,500 fine and up to 30 years in prison.