Anderson woman pleads guilty to tax fraud

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An Anderson woman has pleaded guilty to a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a statement that 57-year-old Helen Jean Anderson pleaded guilty to charges involving nearly $500,000 in fraudulent tax refunds.

Anderson pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. She will be sentenced later. Anderson faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Prosecutors said Anderson worked with others to get people’s identification in order to file tax returns.