The chief financial officer of a collection agency in Kalispell, Mont. was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for tax evasion and ordered to pay $159,000 in restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

 

Leslie Jean McIntosh was the CFO at FITEC LLC, an agency that specialized in commercial collections. She also had access to accounts with affiliated companies FITEC Inc. and Lazare Inc.

In 2008, the companies found financial inconsistencies and conducted an audit, which discovered that for two years more than $131,000 had been deposited from the companies into McIntosh's personal account and another person's account.

McIntosh, 58, did not declare the money on her W-2 forms for those years and told the person with the other account to hide the checks from the Internal Revenue Service, according to prosecutors. McIntosh could not immediately be reached for comment. In December 2006, McIntosh's CPA license was revoked after she was convicted of a previous federal felony.

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