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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tampa-Area Woman Sentenced For Theft Of Tax Refund Checks

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore today sentenced Barbara Barr to 36 months and 1 day in federal prison for theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft.  The Court also entered a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $8,000, representing the proceeds of the offenses.  Barr pleaded guilty on July 28, 2016.

According to court documents, Barr and her co-conspirator sold two stolen tax refund checks, totaling over $40,000, to a confidential informant for $8,000. 

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel K. Jones.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
StopFraud
Tax
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Updated October 13, 2016