EXCLUSIVE: Juliet Bickford opens up about making false tax return – Part 2

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-07 18:43:47-04

Click here to view Part 1 of this interview series.

Juliet Bickford previously worked as the CrimeLine reporter on NewsChannel 3.

Federal investigators uncovered a false tax return while investigating her former boyfriend. She purchased a hot tub for therapy with a prescription and wrote it off, but she paid for the hot tub with her parents’ credit card.

For that, she had to appear in federal court Tuesday where she was sentenced to probation, fines, and community service.

“I want people to know that I didn’t mean to. It was a careless oversight on my taxes but it’s something that is important and serious and I’m working to correct it right now. “

Some might wonder how someone so savvy to the criminal element got taken.

Juliet Bickford dated Terry Grontis between 2009 and 2011. When the feds started looking at him in connection with an international money laundering scheme, they started looking at her as well.

Grontis and his alleged co-conspirators were indicted on a laundry list of charges, accused of scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Grontis fled the country and is reportedly now hiding out in Greece.