A New Jersey tax preparer has been arraigned for allegedly preparing false tax returns designed to bring larger tax refunds for her clients.

Alicia Jones, 46, appeared Thursday in a Newark, N.J., federal court and was charged in a 25-count indictment. A federal grand jury had indicted her on charges of willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false tax returns. Jones surrendered Thursday morning to special agents of the IRS - Criminal Investigation unit. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk.

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