A 38-year-old Baton Rouge woman admitted Monday she prepared false federal income tax returns over a two-year period, defrauding the government out of nearly $100,000.

LaKindra Williams pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James Brady to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false federal tax returns in 2008 and 2009.

The returns reported inflated and fictitious itemized deductions, fictitious business activity, and fictitious and inflated business expenses, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.

Williams, who faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine, also is banned from preparing federal tax returns and from seeking employment with a tax preparation business, Green said.

Brady did not schedule a sentencing date.