U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Joshua Miles and Magalita Gelin ran a fraudulent tax scheme out of their Bellevue home between February 2009 and August 2010. The two filed bogus tax returns for a number of people, including inmates at the Lancaster County jail, where Miles worked.
According to federal prosecutors, the fake tax returns included bogus W2 forms for work from businesses such as Wendy’s, Burger King, Walmart, or Omaha Steaks. At times, the tax returns claimed exemptions for non-existent dependents.
The IRS made $56,508 in tax refunds to Gelin and Miles.
Miles must serve 12 consecutive weekends in jail as part of his sentence.
A similar sentence was handed down to Gelin in May.