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Tax Preparer Charged With Filing Fake Returns

Posted April 25, 2008

— A Cumberland County tax preparer has been charged with preparing phony income tax returns, authorities said.

Herbert L. McMillan, 46, of 5305 Sierra Court in Fayetteville, was charged with 25 felony counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of fraudulent state tax returns and two counts of willful failure to file income tax returns.

McMillan is the owner of Tax America in Spring Lake.

Agents with the state Department of Revenue said he knowingly prepared and filed false North Carolina individual income tax returns for 11 clients from 2004 through 2006, prompting the state to issue excess refunds.

McMillan was also charged with failing to file his own North Carolina individual income tax returns for 2005 and 2006, authorities said.


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  • BIGCHEESECAMATO Apr 25, 2008

    Guess it makes a great refund and return... that little bit now sends you to the slammer...(I love it, I love it kkeekkk Rosco....P....Coltrain)

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Apr 25, 2008


  • fyiarp Apr 25, 2008

    How severe will his punishment be? What does the box say? Let's ask the box.

  • NCbred77 Apr 25, 2008

    People do it every year and get away with it. I don't know how. Claiming other peoples children, dogs and any other way to get more back. It really makes me sick.

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    What about the individuals who knowingly filed false returns? Oh, it's not their fault, it's b/c of the economy. Sure.

  • Just Once Apr 25, 2008

    Do they truly thing the IRS is that stupid?