Woman sentenced in federal identity theft case stole more than 700 identities – Sun

A West Palm Beach woman who stole more than 700 identities was sentenced on Tuesday to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Tia Lashonda Miller, 39, had stolen the identities of 726 people to file tax returns and get prescription drugs, according to officials. She and two others would steal mail out of mailboxes and credit cards out of cars, and store the information in a notebook.

She was arrested in 2012 at the Treasure Coast Mall for breaking into cars and using a credit card that was not in her name. Deputies in Martin County found Miller’s notebook and referred the case to the IRS.

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IRS investigators found Miller was filling fraudulent tax returns from 2012 into early 2013, records show. 

She pleaded guilty to unlawful possession and aggravated identity theft earlier this year. 

Article source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-west-palm-beach-federal-identity-theft-20140729,0,7968706.story

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