Dover tax preparer indicted on fraudulent returns

A Dover tax preparer has been indicted for allegedly filing false and fraudulent returns.

According to the indictment by the U.S. Attorneys for the District of Delaware, 54-year-old Harvey Walker is accused of preparing 23 fraudulent returns for eight clients over a four-year period. In those returns, Walker is accused of claiming deductions for charitable contributions and unreimbursed employee expenses to show a business loss.

“When tax preparers abuse their knowledge and the trust that the system places in them by causing their clients to file false returns, it hurts everyone,” U.S. Attorney David Weiss says in a statement. “My office will not hesitate to prosecute those who counsel fraud and prepare false returns.”

Walker faces up to three years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines for each count if convicted.

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