FDL Man Charged With Filing False Income Tax Returns

The 35-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of filing false income tax returns made his initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Court this week. Adam Portman is charged with felony counts of theft and filing a false income tax return. The criminal complaint alleges he filed false income tax returns for the tax years of 2014 and 2015 by inflating his Wisconsin withholding by $2,000 each year. The result was a larger refund than he was entitled to. He claims that in both cases he rushed in preparing his taxes and made mistakes. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond and has a preliminary hearing on March 24th.