NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — 40-year-old Willie McKay pleaded guilty to making a false claim to the Internal Revenue Service.
According to court documents, from as early as 2005 through 2008, McKay was the pastor of The Love Temple Church, Inc., located at 75 Fresh Meadow Road in West Haven.
During that time, he provided people with income tax preparation services including those in his congregation.
The tax return listed the address of Love Temple Church as the taxpayer’s home address, which was not accurate, and included a false W-2 form reflecting inflated wages and withholdings. Based on the false claim, the IRS issued a refund check in the amount of $9,693.
McKay is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26, 2015. He faces a maximum of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000. As part of the plea agreement, McKay will pay the IRS $9,693.