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Griffin, Ga.: Preparer Buffy Drake, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud by filing false federal returns claiming fraudulent refunds in excess of $2.5 million. According to authorities, court documents and evidence, Drake operated the Imagine That tax prep business where, in 2011 and 2012, she filed hundreds of returns that claimed fraudulent refunds, keeping a substantial portion of the proceeds. Drake agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $2,611,928. Sentencing is May 20.
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