- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Richmond County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme.

Authorities said in a release Wednesday that 39-year-old Sean Lydell Street was sentenced to 2 years in prison for stealing personal information that was used to file fraudulent tax returns.

Prosecutors say Street used personal information of more than 100 people that he obtained while working as a deputy between 2011 and 2012. Authorities say Street passed a collection of personal information to accomplices in exchange for $1,000 for each stolen identity.

Prosecutors say Street and his accomplices filed 76 fraudulent returns and tried to claim more than $414,800. The IRS paid more than $76,400 before the fraud was discovered.

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