North Carolina dentist sentenced to 1 year in prison for tax fraud

A North Carolina dentist was recently sentenced to one year in federal prison after being found guilty of tax fraud, CBS17 reported Nov. 9.

Santa Maria McKibbins, DDS, of Durham, N.C., pleaded guilty in July to tax fraud for filing a false tax return for her dental practice. An investigation revealed that she withheld information from a tax preparer regarding income and personal use of funds related to her business. A review of her expenditures found that her income exceeded what was reported to the IRS and that she used insurance and copayment checks to make payments on multiple cars and her home.

Dr. McKibbins was also ordered during the Oct. 26 ruling to pay $235,298 in restitution.

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