Chillicothe Couple Faces Tax Trouble in Embezzlement Scheme

Published 01/29 2014 10:53AM

Updated 01/29 2014 09:44PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) A Chillicothe couple faces a new indictment connected to a $4 million wire fraud scheme.

Donna Preszler, 60, and her husband Terrance Preszler, 63, were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Kansas City for filing a false income tax return.

According to the indictment, the couple failed to claim income from the wire fraud scheme involving Mrs. Preszler and her employer, Burdg, Dunham & Associates Construction Corp.

Mrs. Preszler allegedly embezzled millions from the Hamilton company where she worked as an accounting manager from 2004 to 2012.

The 21-count indictment replaces an indictment that was returned in June of 2013, adding Mr. Preszler as a defendant. He is charged with one count of making a false income tax return. Mrs. Preszler is charged with six counts of wire fraud and 14 counts of money laundering.

The indictment alleges that the couple should have paid more than $1 million in taxes and unreported fraudulent income between 2007 and 2012.

Law enforcement agents seized multiple vehicles, jewelry and other property from the couple during the investigation.

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