A Gresham woman has been placed on probation and ordered to make more than $11,000 in restitution for her part in an income tax scheme.
Federal prosecutors say an Internal Revenue Service investigation determined 36-year-old Kathy Hansen opened a bank account in 2014 for the deposit of illegally obtained federal tax refunds. Prosecutors claim Hansen participated in a scheme operated by individuals living outside the United States.
Under the scheme, the tax refunds were deposited in the account and Hansen would distribute the money to the individuals.
Hansen has been placed on three years’ probation and ordered to make $11,557 in restitution.