Former Green Bay woman pleads guilty to filing false tax returns and identity theft

    Alma Ramirez (Wisconsin Department of Justice)

    GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- A former Green Bay woman accused of filing more than 50 false federal income tax returns has plead guilty.

    Alma Ramirez, 40, is charged with wire fraud, assisting in filing false tax returns, seeking fraudulent tax refunds and aggravated identity theft.

    Prosecutors say from March 2013 to May 2016, she and others working at her direction, prepared and electronically filed with the IRS more than 60 false federal income tax returns, fraudulently obtaining more than $300,000 in federal income taxes.

    Ramirez also admitted she stole the identity of third parties and used those identities by falsely claiming them as dependents on tax returns, officials say.

    Ramirez faces up to two years in prison on the aggravated identity theft and 20 years in prison on the wire fraud charge. She has also agreed to pay $301,000 in restitution to the IRS.

    She will return to court Feb. 19, 2019 for sentencing.

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