An employee at the IRS office in Atlanta, GA, Stephanie Parker was indicted on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Parker has access to taxpayer’s personal information, including social security numbers and dates of birth. It’s alleged that between September 2012 and April 2013, she used this information to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds. Parker had the refunds deposited into a nominee bank account where she would then use the money to purchase money orders.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for each count of wire fraud and 2 years for identity theft, plus restitution and monetary penalties.