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.