Salinas residents Elizabeth Calderon, 39, and Esther Sanchez (aka Trinidad Carrillo), 54, have been charged with filing false tax returns, theft of government funds, aggravated identity theft and making false statements to a federally insured institution and conspiracy.
The indictment charges that, beginning in late November 2010, Calderon, who was a professional tax return preparer, helped prepare and present 13 false U.S. individual tax returns and 1040 forms for other taxpayers. The charges include that she used the identification of others in order to receive fraudulent income tax refunds and that she filed false 1040 forms in her own name for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Last, Calderon and Sanchez were both charged with conspiring to submit a loan application to Bank of America that contained false information and was supported by counterfeited documents (loan fraud, mortgage fraud).
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