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Five Formerly of NCK Indicted in Tax Fraud

September 19, 2006|Kathy M. Kristof

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted five individuals formerly associated with Rialto-based tax preparation firm NCK Services Inc., alleging that they orchestrated a $14-million tax fraud, authorities said Monday.

The indictment issued last week charges Matthew Berry, Karen Berry, Carla Berry, Ivan Johnson and Valerie Dixon with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.

According to the indictment, the defendants prepared thousands of fraudulent income tax returns and created false documentation to use in the event of IRS audits.

In addition, the defendants failed to report to the IRS the more than $1.5 million earned from the conspiracy, the government said.

Neither NCK nor the defendants could be reached for comment.

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Kathy M. Kristof

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