A Lubbock woman, Susan Tijerina Gloria, admitted to tax fraud on Thursday, "... which resulted in a loss to the United States of America in the amount of $194,966." Gloria will be sentenced at a later date to no more than three years in prison.
Federal records say Gloria was employed by Z & Z Bookkeeping & Tax Service from Feb 11 2008 through April 15, 2010.
"Gloria did willfully aid and assist in the preparation of fraudulent and false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns... " Court records also say the false returns were meant to maximize the Earned Income Credit.
However, the customers of Z & Z did not get these refunds, at least not in their entirety. Refund checks were sent to Z&Z, cashed at a pawn shop. Only a portion of the refund had been made available to customers in the form of a refund anticipation loan.
Court records say false income was reported from Zavala Environmental Services, which is co-owned by the same person who operates Z & Z.
Federal agents seized records from Z & Z back in April of 2010.
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