Waupun Woman Indicted On Federal Tax Fraud Charges

(Waupun) A former Waupun woman is facing federal tax fraud charges. The thirteen-count indictment against Kimberly Bagneski alleges that the 47-year-old prepared and filed false tax returns to the IRS with fictitious claims for refunds. According to the indictment, Bagneski electronically filed at least 20 false federal income tax returns seeking more than $90-thousand dollars in refunds. On the returns, Bagneski claimed false deductions, tax credits and business income/losses. In addition, virtually all of the fraudulent tax refunds were diverted to bank accounts under her control. The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Jacobs.