(KMOV)-- Alorton Police Chief, Robert Cummings, Sr., plead guilty for filing false tax returns on Thursday.
Cummings admitted he prepared and filed false and fraudulent U.S. individual tax returns, from 1999 to 2006, by claiming false dependents, credits, deductions and expenses to minimize the amount of income tax he would pay.
These false claims include a tax deduction on a minor, claiming the child as his son, knowing the child was of no relation. Cummings also falsely claimed deductions for providing child care that he did not provide and for claiming false charitable contributions.
Cummings has agreed to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution to the IRS.
Sentencing has been set for June 10, 2011.
The crime of making false tax returns could result in a maximum of three years in prison or a $100,000 fine or both.