A tax preparer in Rochester, N.Y., faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $853,766 after creating fictitious employers for clients and filing tax returns claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit on their behalf.

Kenyatta Hubbard, 33, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer, prosecutors said Monday. Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that from 2010 to 2012, Hubbard worked at McFarland Tax Company preparing income tax returns.

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