A federal jury has convicted a Utah woman of filing false tax claims after she received a $228,967 refund using a popular tax scam.
April J. Rampton, 41, formerly of Heber City but now a resident of Motoqua, was convicted earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on nine counts of filing false claims. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on six other counts.
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson set sentencing for Feb. 27. Rampton faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.