Woman Fined Thousands for False Tax Returns

By Haley Burton

Woman Fined Thousands for False Tax Returns

January 30, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 12:51 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Town of Binghamton woman is put on probation and ordered to pay thousands after admitting to filing false tax returns.

Jacqueline MacBlane, of the Town of Binghamton, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. Federal Court in Binghamton.

According to U.S. Attorney Kevin Dooley, MacBlane will serve two years of probation and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

She will also pay $78,729 in restitution and a fine of $30,000.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, MacBlane admitted to filing false tax returns.

MacBlane's operated the Brackney Inn in Susquehanna County, Pa., and her husband operated Charley's Tavern in Broome County.

In 2006 and 2007, MacBlane and her husband filed their taxes individually, but the status on their taxes was "married-filed jointly."

As a result, authorities say at least $118,248 from 2006 and $150,875 from 2007 was not reported.

MacBlane agreed to pay the additional taxes owed on that income. The IRS may also assess additional penalties and interest.