Montgomery woman, a state employee, indicted for identity theft

MONTGOMERY,
Alabama
— A Montgomery woman was indicted by a federal grand jury
on charges of conspiracy to use stolen identities to file fraudulent tax
returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today.


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A Montgomery woman who worked for the state was indicted in connection with her involvement in a conspiracy to use stolen identities to file fraudulent tax returns, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.


 

Chequlia Motley was indicted on
various charges, including conspiracy, five counts of wire fraud and five
counts of aggravated identity theft.

According to the indictment, Motley
worked for an Alabama state government agency and had access to individuals’
personal identifying information as part of her job. She stole identities and
sold them to several co-conspirators, the indictment alleges. Those
co-conspirators used the stolen identities to file false tax returns that
fraudulently requested tax refunds from the IRS.

If convicted, Motley faces a
maximum potential sentence of 10 years in prison for the conspiracy charge, up
to 20 years in prison for each wire fraud charge and a mandatory two-year
sentence for the aggravated identity theft counts. She will also be subject to
fines and mandatory restitution if convicted.  

Article source: http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/01/montgomery_woman_state_employe.html

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