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Johnson City woman, 39, charged with tax fraud

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Johnson City woman has been charged with tax fraud.

39-year-old Lavyette Garcia was arrested recently and charged with 11-counts of preparing false federal income tax returns.

She faces up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.

She's also accused of including false and fraudulent information on federal tax forms.

Those charges carry a sentence of up to three years in jail and a $100,000 fine if convicted.

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