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Heber couple indicted for income tax fraud

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PHOENIX (AP) - A northeastern Arizona couple has been arrested and indicted for tax fraud.

Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in Phoenix returned a two-count against 62-year-old Lowell Mowery and 61-year-old Catherine Mowery.

The couple from Heber was arrested Tuesday.

The indictment alleges that the Mowerys filed a false federal income tax return for the 2008 tax year in March 2009.

Authorities say the couple claimed a refund of nearly $126,000.

The fraudulent claim was based primarily upon representations that money had been withheld by various financial institutions on behalf of the couple and the Mowerys were entitled to the claimed withholdings. But prosecutors say no such withholdings ever occurred.

It was unclear Tuesday afternoon where the Mowerys were being held and whether they had legal representation for their case.

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