Attorney General announces conviction in Denver tax evasion, identity theft, theft and forgery case

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a Denver County jury has convicted Kelly Lyn Deal (DOB: 8/1/1970) on 14 counts related to her scheme to deprive the state of payroll and sales taxes between 2004 and 2007.

Deal, according to court filings, allegedly engaged in tax evasion, theft and identity theft through her business, ITB Holdings, LLC, by providing her employees with tax forms containing fake Social Security numbers in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. By providing her employees with these forms, Deal was able to keep sales taxes that should have gone to the state. Deal also was suspected of failing to pay more than $10,000 in wage withholdings to the state of Colorado.

“Tax evasion is a serious crime,” Suthers said. “The jury’s verdict today should underline that the state of Colorado will vigorously pursue any person or business that tries to take a free ride on the backs of other taxpayers.”

The Office of the Attorney General filed its case against Deal in April 2008. Deal will be sentenced at a Dec. 3 hearing.


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