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Tax preparer faces fraud counts

Also charged with aggravated ID theft, making false claims

– A Fort Wayne tax preparer faces a 20-count federal indictment accusing her of fraud.

The indictment, unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne, supersedes one filed a year ago, accusing 49-year-old Sheila D. Robinson of much the same behavior.

While court documents identify her as a tax preparer, the company for which she worked is never named in court documents.

Robinson is charged with multiple counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, making false claims and aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, Robinson used false information, faked education credits and business losses, as well as used phony wages and tax statements in order to increase refund amounts.

In some of those instances, she used taxpayers’ Social Security numbers and other identifiers to file returns without the authorization of the taxpayers.

The indictment accuses Robinson of claiming $19,769 in fraudulent refunds for herself and others.

First indicted on Jan. 23, 2013, Robinson was arrested and remained out of jail while her case moved through the federal courts. But this week, the U.S. attorney for Indiana’s Northern District announced the superseding indictment.

She was again released pending trial, and as part of her conditions with the court, Robinson must remain in the Northern District of Indiana and continue to seek employment, according to court documents.

rgreen@jg.net

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