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Martinsburg woman pleads guilty to tax fraud conspiracy, faces up to 10 years in prison

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MARTINSBURG, West Virginia — A Martinsburg woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a tax fraud charge.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihelnheld II says 52-year-old Debra Myers pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

Myers was accused of allowing more than $30,000 in improper refunds to be deposited into her bank accounts after she signed five fraudulent tax returns. Ihelnfeld says in a news release that Myers' boyfriend, who is a tax preparer, directed her to sign the returns.

Under a plea agreement, Myers will pay more than $38,800 in restitution. She also faces a maximum $250,000 fine.

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