A Sun Prairie woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to filling a false tax return.
Cheryl A. McNamee, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to willfully filing a 2009 tax return in which she falsely omitted $94,867 of income.
During the plea hearing, McNamee admitted that she had written 56 unauthorized checks to herself -- totaling $94,867 -- from her employer, Hexagon Title in Sun Prairie.
McNamee also agreed that her total unreported income between 2002 and 2009 was $595,473.
In her plea agreement, McNamee agreed to pay restitution of $469,413 to the owners of Hexagon Title and an additional $126,060 to First American Title Company.
McNamee will be sentenced on April 18. She faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.
The charges followed an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI.