Woman pleads in tax fraud conspiracy


A Knox County woman has pled guilty to her part in a federal tax fraud conspiracy.

According to the plea agreement entered Jan. 12, 59-year-old Patsy Carnes admitted to taking personal information provided by customers at the Bailey Switch Pawn Shop and providing that information to co-defendants Billy Ray Hamilton and Brian Hamilton for use in the preparation of false income tax returns.

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