Topeka tax preparer sentenced for filing false tax returns - KCTV5

Topeka tax preparer sentenced for filing false tax returns

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TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -

A Topeka tax return preparer has been sentenced to over four years in prison for filing false federal income tax returns.

John Mukundi has pleaded guilty to 14 counts of making false claims and 12 counts of wire fraud.

In his plea, he admitted to submitting fraudulent tax returns electronically.

He used the tax returns to obtain advanced payments of refunds through refund anticipation loans and refund transfers from banks.

Mukundi used the names and Social Security numbers of real people who were not aware that he was using their identities to file false federal income tax returns.

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