Jackson Woman Sentenced For Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
Jackson, Miss – Pamlia Johnson, age 41, of Jackson, was sentenced to 14 months for conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.
Johnson a former employee of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, previously pled guilty to stealing patient’s personal identifying information, including names and social security numbers, from the Jackson hospital. The information was then used by others to file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. The tax returns claimed that the tax payers were owed a refund. Those refunds were then electronically deposited into various bank accounts in Mississippi belonging to Johnson’s co-conspirators. Following her prison sentence, Johnson will be on supervised release for 3 years during which she must pay restitution to the United States Government in the amount of $82,040.00.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation with assistance from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Mississippi Department of Revenue. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon.
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