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Wisconsin Prisoners Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud

1 min readBy: Rob Shrum

Courtesy of WHBL News Radio 1330 out of Sheboygan:

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WTAQ) – The second of 4 Wisconsin prisoners has pleaded guilty to a taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. fraud scheme. 44-year-old Wendy Nelson tried to get the state’s Homestead income tax creditA tax credit is a provision that reduces a taxpayer’s final tax bill, dollar-for-dollar. A tax credit differs from deductions and exemptions, which reduce taxable income, rather than the taxpayer’s tax bill directly. for living in a low-income apartment in 2008 – while she was actually behind bars at the Taycheedah women’s prison near Fond du Lac.

Nelsen struck a plea deal in which she was convicted Thursday on 6 felony charges of state tax fraud. 5 similar counts were dropped, and she’ll be sentenced on August 5th.

37-year-old Nicole Ousley had 2 years added onto her term after she pleaded guilty to tax fraud and submitting false tax documents. The other 2 defendants pleaded not guilty Thursday.

51-year-old Kristine Flynn claimed she was insane, and a mental evaluation was ordered. 30-year-old Amy Prelwitz is scheduled to go on trial August 17th.

Moral of the story: Tax fraud is a foolish and serious crime that will catch up to you; especially when it is being committed while behind bars.

Makes for some funny “stupid crook” news though…