A veteran Omaha tax preparer who falsified tax returns for her clients has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $12,000 in restitution.
The U.S. Attorney’s office reports 47-year-old Sharon Williams-Combs will serve five years of probation and pay $12,188 in restitution after being convicted of five counts of preparing false tax returns.
Federal prosecutors say Williams-Combs helped clients prepare tax returns which falsely claimed they received personal business income from businesses such as hairdressing or babysitting during her work for Jackson Hewitt inside an Omaha Walmart.
Originally charged with 14 counts of preparing false tax returns, William Combs was convicted of five.
“Tax return preparers have a duty to their clients to prepare tax returns that comply with the law and are accurate,” Karl Stiften, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation said in a written statement. “We want to make sure taxpayers don’t pay good money for bad advice.”