Friday, January 17, 2014

Medical Clerk Indicted for ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A medical clerk at a state department of corrections has been indicted for stolen identity refund fraud crimes.

Sasha Webb used her access to inmates' identification and then sold the information to Jacqueline Slaton and Harvey James, who filed fraudulent tax returns.

"Webb had access to the means of identification of inmates and sold the information to Jacqueline Slaton and Harvey James, who then used the inmates’ information to file hundreds of false tax returns that claimed over one million dollars in false refunds."
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Sources:
(a) Alabama Medical Clerk and Another Indicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Schemes - SOURCE_NAME_AND_DATE

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