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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Navasota Woman Sentenced To Prison For Identity Theft

HOUSTON – Glenda Hamilton, 38, of Navasota, has been ordered to prison following her plea of guilty to aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Today, U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, who accepted the plea, ordered Hamilton to serve 24 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by one year of supervised release.

At the time of her plea on Oct. 16, 2014, Hamilton admitted she fraudulently applied for income tax refunds using the stolen identities of others. Court records indicate she unlawfully acquired the name and Social Security numbers of others and used that information to file a fraudulent tax return on their behalf. Hamilton requested the refund checks be mailed to post office boxes under her control.

She then fraudulently endorsed the name of the victim onto the refund checks and used a counterfeit power of attorney to cash the checks.

Hamilton will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The charges are the result of an investigation by Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Hileman he case is prosecuting the case.

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Updated April 30, 2015