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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 8, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Property

Tampa, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that Kayla M. Noble, a student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, pleaded guilty today to one count of theft of government property. Noble faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. As part of her plea agreement, she agreed to forfeit to the United States $102,237 representing the proceeds obtained as a result of the offense.

According to the plea agreement, in September and October 2011, Noble participated in a scheme to defraud the United States Treasury. As part of the scheme, fraudulently-obtained federal income tax refunds were deposited into her checking and savings accounts. For her role in the scheme, Noble was compensated with a portion of the proceeds. In total, twelve fraudulent income tax refunds totaling $102,237 were deposited into her bank accounts.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Mueller.

Updated January 26, 2015