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IRS employee sentenced for identity theft

(FOX) — A former employee for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta has been sentenced to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

On at least five occasions, Stephanie Parker obtained taxpayers’ Social Security numbers and addresses and used the information to file fraudulent tax returns, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.

Parker worked as a contact representative between September 2012 and March 2013, the release said. She directed the fraudulent tax refunds to bank accounts controlled by her friends, prosecutors said.