Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Woman Sentenced for Role in ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A Mississippi woman, who in March 2014 pleaded guilty to her role in an identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison as well as to pay restitution of $27,579.65.

The woman, along with her co-conspirators, used identities stolen from a medical center as well as a state correctional institution to file fraudulent tax returns.

"[She] pled guilty to her role in a conspiracy to file fraudulent federal income taxes using the social security numbers and dates of birth which had been stolen from [a medical center and a state correctional facility]."
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi
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Sources:
(a) Mississippi woman sentenced for role in stolen identity fraud case - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/13/2014r />

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