Patrina Taylor could face ten years in prison when she's sentenced in June.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for Eastern Missouri announced Monday that Patrina Taylor, a Creve Coeur woman accused of trying to deposit a check written to a third party on behalf of a deceased taxpayer, has pled guilty to her role in the case. Authorities say the broader investigation has uncovered 200 suspicious returns totaling $1.4 million in refunds. Two others have pled guilty in connection with the broader case. The alleged ringleader in the case Tania Henderson has yet to stand trial. Taylor could face up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to a quarter of a million dollars when she's sentenced in June.
Authorities say Tania Henderson is connected with larger scheme that included an attempt to deposit an IRS check at a Creve Coeur credit union in October.
The U.S. Attorney's Office Tuesday afternoon announced the arrest of Tania Henderson, a Florida woman authorities believe was in charge of "an extensive fraud and identity theft ring" with ties to a Creve Coeur woman arrested and charged with identity theft here last month. Authorities: Woman Wanted Dead Person's IRS Check According to a press release announcing the complaint, authorities accuse Henderson of filing nearly 200 fake tax returns from her home, totaling at least $1.4 million. Federal officials believe Henderson used what they called "a network of cooperators" like Patrina Taylor, who last month was arrested and charged after she allegedly tried to deposit a check written to a third person on behalf of a deceased taxpayer. …