NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A woman was sentenced Thursday to over four years in prison for filing false tax returns and identity theft.

Court documents revealed Neivda Hicks, 33, was paid to prepare and file tax returns for people from 2013 to 2016.

She included false information in the return in an attempt to lower the amount of tax due while increasing the refund.

Hicks filed at least 32 materially false income tax returns on behalf of herself and others. She requested over $200,000 in federal income tax refunds.

In total, Hicks will spend 54 months in prison.