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Jul 19, 2013 8:28 AM by AP/CS

Woman sentenced for tax refund fraud

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Baton Rouge woman to 11 years in prison for filing false claims for tax refunds using the names and Social Security numbers of identity theft victims.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service say Angela Myers was sentenced Thursday for wire fraud, making false claims, subscribing to false tax returns and aggravated identity theft.

Myers operated Angie's Tax Service. Authorities say she filed returns using a preparer ID number assigned to her daughter. Many of the victims were nursing home patients who were unable to leave the Port Allen facility.

In addition to the prison sentence, the court ordered Myers to pay $202,685 in restitution to the IRS on top of the $39,030 that was already forfeited in the case.

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