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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

Manager Of Local Housing Complex And Two Associates Sentenced On Identity Theft Charges

St. Louis, MO – MARSHA HARRINGTON; CALVIN SHAW and LARRY CORNER, all of the St. Louis area, have been sentenced on charges of conspiracy to commit identity theft and identity theft.  Shaw was sentenced late yesterday to 30 months in prison; Harrington was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison on October 14; and Shaw was sentenced to 24 months prison on November 3.  All defendants appeared before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry. 

According to court documents, Marsha Harrington obtained the personal identity information of others, including names and social security numbers, which she used to prepare and file false federal income tax returns and false W-2 forms. In some instances, Harrington obtained the identity information herself.  For example, tenants at the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex provided Harrington, who was the leasing manager at the time, their identity information for use in the fraudulent tax returns.  Co-defendants Calvin Shaw and Larry Corner also provided identity information to Harrington.  Harrington charged a fee to file the false tax returns.  If the tax return used a name and social security number provided by Shaw and/or Corner, she shared those funds with them respectively.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and HUD Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Casey handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated March 19, 2015