A Philadelphia woman was found guilty Monday by a federal jury for preparing and filing false tax returns in a theft scheme while working for the IRS.

Sherelle Pratt, 41, prepared tax returns for people from 2006 through 2008 and deposited refunds and stimulus payments from those returns into her personal bank account, prosecutors said. In some cases she shared some of the money with the filers. She also was found guilty of aiding other people in preparing and filing false tax returns.

Pratt faces a maximum 28 years in prison and a $1.75 million fine, prosecutors said. A sentencing date was not set. - Robert Moran