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

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Woman Indicted For Theft Of Government Property

Tampa, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Kayla Noble with 12 counts of theft of government property. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 ten years in federal prison for each count.

According to the indictment, Noble stole federal income tax refunds that were fraudulently issued in the names of 12 different taxpayers. The total loss to the United States Treasury from the fraudulently obtained income tax refunds was $102,237.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

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

Updated January 26, 2015