A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to participating in a Nashua, New Hampshire, based nationwide scam.
Ann Marie Howard Aguiar, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the tax refund scheme.
Aguiar faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 15, 2015.
Police say the scheme was organized by former Nashua resident Craig S. Cudhea.
Cudhea, who was charged with conspiracy and wire fraud among other crimes, committed suicide after learning that he was being prosecuted. The charges against him have been dismissed.
The scheme resulted in the filing of thousands of false claims for tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.