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Niagara Falls woman gets 1 year in prison for defrauding IRS

A Niagara Falls woman will spend a year in jail following her conviction on filing false federal tax returns.

LaTana McCain, 22, also was ordered to make restitution for the refunds she received in the scam.

McCain was convicted Friday in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to defraud the government after being accused of fraudulently filing tax returns with the IRS for 2014 and 2015, and using bogus W-2 forms in the process.

The forms McCain submitted to the IRS  claimed she had worked for employers when,  in fact, she never worked for them, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross.

In addition, McCain provided others with false W-2 forms which they, in turn, used to file false tax returns with the IRS. As a result, the IRS was defrauded out of $32,187.


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