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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

Sonya Darrington pleaded guilty in the Middle District of Alabama to conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.


According to court documents related to the guilty plea, Darrington had been involved in a stolen identity federal tax refund fraud scheme from April 2006 through June 2011. In April 2006, Darrington opened a bank account that received a total of $129,144 in fraudulently obtained tax refunds.


The case was investigated by special agents of IRS - Criminal Investigation. Trial Attorneys Jason H. Poole and Michael Boteler of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Brown are prosecuting the case.


Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/tax.

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Updated September 15, 2014