A 43-year-old former Rosemount resident was recently charged in Dakota County District Court with four felony counts of filing fraudulent tax returns.
According to the criminal complaint, Pamela Kay Anderson, of Cape Coral, Fla., willfully filed false income tax returns for tax years 2009 through 2012. She did so, in part, by claiming larger state withholding amounts from her employers than was actually withheld, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Anderson allegedly received more than $9,000 in fraudulent refunds.
The charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Anyone who suspects an individual or business is violating tax laws should call the Department of Revenue at 651-297-5195, or 1-800-657-3500 (TTY users call 711 for Minnesota Relay).
Tipsters may remain anonymous and can also email the department at email@example.com.
In 2012, citizen tips totaled 80 percent of the department’s criminal case referrals.