BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore-area tax preparer was sentenced to prison for felony theft and willfully filing a false tax return on Tuesday.

Floyd Wright, 66, was sentenced to five years in prison after he pled guilty to those specific charges on Feb. 1, 2019.

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The Judge also ordered Wright be on three years probation following his release, and pay $50,000 in restitution.

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In preparing returns, Wright entered false adjusted gross income based on false and inflated business losses, false charitable contributions, fictitious business and/or other false filings which minimized his clients’ Maryland tax liabilities and increased their tax refunds.

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