A Fairfax woman has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for preparing false income tax returns and committing wire fraud.
Thuy Tien Le, 41, of Sterling, Virginia, was sentenced July 18 in connection with her operation of a tax return preparation business called T2 Advantage Services, LLC.
According to court documents, Le owned T2 Advantage Services, LLC, a tax return preparation business she operated from her Fairfax home, from 2005 to 2013.
During that time she prepared federal income tax returns for her clients and led them to believe she had electronically filed legitimate returns with the IRS.
Before filing, however, Le altered the returns to generate large income tax refunds. She prepared and filed false income tax returns in this manner for more than 100 taxpayers without their knowledge or consent.
Le generated more than $450,000 in fraudulently generated income tax refunds that were then deposited electronically into bank accounts she controlled.
Le was ordered to pay $456,305 in restitution to the IRS and other victims, and to forfeit the proceeds of her crimes to the government. She will be under supervised release for three years following her sentence.