Glendale woman gets prison for tax prep fraud

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A Glendale woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for preparing fraudulent tax returns.
 
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Latoya Nivea Morehead was given a 70-month prison term and ordered to pay $409,000 restitution to the federal government.
 
Morehead was convicted in April on five counts of wire fraud, 26 counts of making false statements to the IRS and three counts of aggravated identity theft.
 
She was accused of preparing and submitting more than 100 tax returns that contained fraudulent information from 2006-2009.
 
Prosecutors say Morehead worked a tax return preparer for a business in the Phoenix area and while doing business as "Latoya's Tax Service."   
 
They say Morehead also failed to report business income on her own tax returns and lied about expenses associated with her businesses.