Man sent behind bars for fake W-2 forms, counterfeit money

Leukemia survivor Liz Harrer of Lockport told the crowd about the support she has received from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A Buffalo man is headed to prison for fraud and making counterfeit money. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 52-year-old John Tally was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars. He was also ordered to pay more than $35,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Tally was convicted of creating false W-2 forms with Emma Mills, she pleaded guilty in December and will learn her sentence in April. The forms were created with information from other people, and then they were submitted to the IRS with false tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Tally was also convicted of producing counterfeit twenty and fifty dollar bills. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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