(WXIA) -- A Jonesboro woman was sentenced to prison for filing millions of dollars worth of fraudulent tax returns.
Anita Ford, who also goes by Anita Dixon, will spend four years and three months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release. She must also pay more than $5.7 million in restitution to the U.S. Treasury.
Ford, 50, owned and operated Georgia Peach Financial & Fast Tax Service. Between 2004 and 2012, she prepared and filed thousands of individual tax return forms, but manipulated her clients' income on the papers. Prosecutors said she did this to generate fraudulent refunds.
Ford also made up fake businesses and attached applicable forms to the clients' tax returns in order to offset their income tax liability from their actual salaries.