- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson woman has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison in a scheme to pocket refunds by filing false income tax returns with information stolen from former or current Mississippi inmates.

Federal authorities say in a news release 28-year-old S’ade Tyler was sentenced Monday in federal court in Jackson. She also was given three years’ supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of $62,946.

Tyler pleaded guilty in June to using personal identifying information, including names and Social Security numbers stolen from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility located in Rankin County and from other locations, to file false tax returns and claim refunds.

The refunds were electronically deposited into various bank accounts in Mississippi belonging to Tyler and others.

Several others were also charged in the scheme

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