Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently annoucned Benton resident Kathy Richard was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. Vale on charges of fraudulent claims for tax credit.
Richard was sentenced to 60 days of incarceration in the Lafayette County Jail and three years of probation with restitution.
According to the criminal complaint, Richard submitted fraudulent Earned Income Tax Credit Claims to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
In each of the claims, Richard claimed to own and operate a fictitious daycare business. She obtained $7,979 by defrauding the state Department of Revenue. She also obtained $12,165 by filing similar claims with the federal government.