Client's Tax Return Money Stolen

Tax preparer embezzles from client.

On February 1, 2013, Regina Jimenez, age 60, of Clinton, Iowa,
pled guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns, announced United States Attorney NicholasA. Klinefeldt.

Jimenez faces up to 3 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000 and costs of prosecution on each count.
Jimenez operated AA Accounting & Tax Services, Inc. in Clinton, Iowa from approximately 2007 through 2011. Jimenez used the business to facilitate the theft of over $200,000 from a client who believed that Jimenez would use the money to pay the client’s taxes.

Jimenez instead used the money for personal expenditures and did not report the stolen funds on her tax returns.
The case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service.

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