Sep 8, 2011 9:29 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Woman sentenced in tax scheme

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for her role in a scheme that netted $930,737 from the Internal Revenue Service.
The Advocate reports Sheila M. Cage pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in the scheme, which used the names and Social Security numbers of unknowing nursing home residents to loot the tax system. Bogus deductions and credits were included on the false returns.
In addition to the prison term of 57 months, U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ordered Cage to serve two years of post-prison supervision by federal investigators.


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