Buchanan tax-preparer sentenced for ID fraud

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Buchanan A woman running a tax preparation service in Buchanan is in jail, charged with identity theft.

Tammy Watson, 53, was a franchise owner of an H & R Block location on East Front St. An investigation was launched after two of her clients reported fraud on their accounts. That investigation revealed that Watson had used their information to open lines of credit for her own use.

The Niles Daily Star reports that Watson said she planned to re-pay the victims, without them knowing.

She's been sentenced to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and 80 hours community service.

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