Betty Foster of Fosters Income Tax in Knobel arrested $5 million fraud

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Apr 6, 2012
 
Look at this article. She frauded my mother by accepting fees for a tax return she never filed. I wonder if anyone has gotten in trouble that she has actually filed where she has made up stuff. I hear she is still doing them so beware and take your taxes somewhere else!

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/February/1...

Arkansas Woman Barred from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others

WASHINGTON Ė An Arkansas woman who operates Fosterís Income Tax Service in Knobel, Ark., has been permanently barred from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The injunction order against Betty J. Foster, to which she consented, was entered by Judge J. Leon Holmes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The governmentís complaint alleges that Foster, through her company, prepares federal income tax returns for her customers that claim losses for non-existent businesses, as well as inflated or fabricated deductions, in order to understate tax liabilities unlawfully. According to the complaint, Foster has been preparing tax returns for a fee for approximately 25 years, and she consistently prepares approximately 450 tax returns per year. The government estimates that Fosterís unlawful return preparation activity has cost the United States $5 million or more for the 2007 through 2009 tax years.
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Apr 7, 2012
 
interesting wrote:
Look at this article. She frauded my mother by accepting fees for a tax return she never filed. I wonder if anyone has gotten in trouble that she has actually filed where she has made up stuff. I hear she is still doing them so beware and take your taxes somewhere else!
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/February/1...
Arkansas Woman Barred from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others
WASHINGTON – An Arkansas woman who operates Foster’s Income Tax Service in Knobel, Ark., has been permanently barred from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The injunction order against Betty J. Foster, to which she consented, was entered by Judge J. Leon Holmes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
The government’s complaint alleges that Foster, through her company, prepares federal income tax returns for her customers that claim losses for non-existent businesses, as well as inflated or fabricated deductions, in order to understate tax liabilities unlawfully. According to the complaint, Foster has been preparing tax returns for a fee for approximately 25 years, and she consistently prepares approximately 450 tax returns per year. The government estimates that Foster’s unlawful return preparation activity has cost the United States $5 million or more for the 2007 through 2009 tax years.
hahahahaha. better find a new tax service quick! I bet her customers will get arrested to
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Apr 7, 2012
 
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<quoted text> hahahahaha. better find a new tax service quick! I bet her customers will get arrested to
This woman is playing with fire. Im surprised no cpa's or disgruntled customers have turned her in. She is still filing taxes for a fee, just makes the customer sign it like they did it themselves. That is a felony and she is a helluva lot braver than I am. Remember, the IRS is what finally brought down the most notorious gangster of all time, Al Capone.
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Apr 7, 2012
 
who wAS IT AND WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN
she worked at sheriff dop

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Apr 7, 2012
 
is this the same woman that worked for gerald?
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Apr 12, 2012
 
Betty Foster is her name an she worked under a cpa or at least put the cpa on the cover page of the returns as a contact point. i know a lot of people in this area that have used her. I would stay local. These guys are getting audited an owing a lot. Dont try to beat the IRS no matter how crooked the tax code is.
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Apr 13, 2012
 
It's true, just about everyone who used her is being audited! They're not really going after the taxpayer, although you'll owe some money, they're gathering evidence against her. Unless of course, the taxpayer was in cahoots with her and deliberately lied! She failed to appear in federal court twice already, an articel i read said if the didn't appear the third time, a federal marshall would arrest her.
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Apr 13, 2012
 
Who doesn't know that a business is made up and put on their tax return? These guys are making enough to apparently owe and are trying to keep from owing. Why go all the way there if you live here when we have private ledger and the new tax service that just opened snow n associates? Oh I know why! Because you want to go to jail hahaha. I know it is hard to pay up but there are legit ways you can keep from ever owing. It is called tax planning. It is even harder to pay up for several yrs all at once when they catch you. mmmm mmmm mmm, shame.
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Apr 14, 2012
 
She led me to believe i could take work deductions i wasn't supposed to....i trusted her to know what she was talking about...the IRS has been lenient to me, i stil owe the taxes of course, i just didn't know any better. I'll have to pay the money. But from what i've heard she was doing a lot more serious stuff with some of her customers. Like fictitious business stuff. If you google her name and read the federal injunction against her it says she cost the fed. gov. $5 million between 2007 and 2009. She was supposed to cease doing any taxes by Feb. 2011 and continued to do them. Braver than me. You can't win against the feds.
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Apr 14, 2012
 
Everyone should Google betty foster knob are get the federal marshals name and phone number off the document and call him. The info is right there for anyone who believes she is right once again breaking the law. Call him he is a nice guy and will take your complaint seriosly .
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Apr 24, 2012
 
Yes it is. He sure does hire some winners for his secretary's first betty then tara varner young then the one he has now. LMAO!!!!!!
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is this the same woman that worked for gerald?
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Apr 24, 2012
 
I drove by Foster's house today and she has 2 of Gerald's signs in her yard. I'd wanna keep someone sheriff if he let me off for stealing thousands of dollars from the jail and didn't prosecute me. Yup my kinda guy, don't ya just love ol' Gerald?
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Apr 24, 2012
 
She still can vote!! That's the good thing! Go Mcclung
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Apr 24, 2012
 
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Yes it is. He sure does hire some winners for his secretary's first betty then tara varner young then the one he has now. LMAO!!!!!!
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What's wrong with Tara ? She is a sweet girl and honest.
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Apr 25, 2012
 
HahaHA yep she sure is. Criminal record and all hahahaha
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What's wrong with Tara ? She is a sweet girl and honest.
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Apr 25, 2012
 
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HahaHA yep she sure is. Criminal record and all hahahaha
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do you know why? didn't think so! It was all for giving a prisoner a cigarette. Yes there were all kinds of crazy rumors but in the end that was it. i know, i worked there.
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Apr 26, 2012
 
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<quoted text>do you know why? didn't think so! It was all for giving a prisoner a cigarette. Yes there were all kinds of crazy rumors but in the end that was it. i know, i worked there.
Sounds like betty or her fam is trying to change the subject. I'd be puckered up if this woman did my taxes cause she is being investigated and when the irs is on u, they're thorough. So basically if she did ur taxes and u signed the box saying u did them, ur in trouble too. Of course it isnt near the trouble this woman will be in. From what ive read they usually will not pursue charges against the tax payers in return for their sworn testimony against the tax preparer. So i guss we will see how many friends this woman really has!
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Apr 26, 2012
 

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HahaHA yep she sure is. Criminal record and all hahahaha
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Tara is a sweet girl and I don't know what you think she did working for mcclung or if it's even true but that doesn't change the fact she is sweet, honest and will help anyone she can. Many people make mistakes and pay for them but that doesn't make them all bad., get over yourself and leave Tara alone.
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Apr 26, 2012
 
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Sounds like betty or her fam is trying to change the subject. I'd be puckered up if this woman did my taxes cause she is being investigated and when the irs is on u, they're thorough. So basically if she did ur taxes and u signed the box saying u did them, ur in trouble too. Of course it isnt near the trouble this woman will be in. From what ive read they usually will not pursue charges against the tax payers in return for their sworn testimony against the tax preparer. So i guss we will see how many friends this woman really has!
I have no clue whom this person is. I do know Tara and that's why I ask....it wasn't the women in trouble or the family and seriously when you have the federal gov on your a@@ im willing to bet topix would be the the least of her concerns
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Apr 26, 2012
 
no clue wrote:
<quoted text>do you know why? didn't think so! It was all for giving a prisoner a cigarette. Yes there were all kinds of crazy rumors but in the end that was it. i know, i worked there.
Oh, my goodness, they fired her for that. So stupid,,,,laugh my a@@ off, looks like mcclung got it back....karma came back and bite him in the a@@ for firing someone over something so stupid....

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