- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former state employee has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing identifies that were used to file more than $1 million in fraudulent income tax returns.

Sasha Webb of Prattville received a sentence of five years and 10 months and was ordered to pay nearly $529,000 in restitution for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

U.S. Attorney George Beck said Friday that 26-year-old Webb worked as a medical records clerk at a state prison in Elmore County. She stole the identities of inmates and sold them to two people to file false returns.

Webb is the fifth person sentenced for a role in the tax fraud operation. They included a postal worker who collected the fraudulent refunds in the mail and delivered them to an accomplice.

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