Feb 14, 2014 9:30 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
A 32-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to just under 5½ years in federal prison for filing false tax returns with stolen identities.
The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick also ordered Mona R. Hill to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $491,000 in restitution on Wednesday.
Hill pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and admitted she schemed to defraud the IRS by submitting nearly 500 false tax returns in the names of other individuals for the purpose of receiving thousands of dollars in tax refunds.
The returns Hill submitted falsely represented that the individuals had worked for various companies during 2011 and were eligible for income tax refunds.