- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced multiple charges in an identity theft scheme.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says in a news release a federal grand jury earlier this month indicted IRS employee Nakeisha Hall, Jimmie Goodman and Abdulla Coleman for their involvement in a 2008 to 2011 scheme operated out of Birmingham involving about $1 million in false claims. The case involved stealing personal identity information from the IRS to create fraudulent tax returns and collecting the stolen refunds.

In conjunction with the arrests of Hall and Goodman, officials also unsealed charges relating to another co-conspirator, Lashon Roberson. The government filed against Roberson in October charging her with counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud affecting a financial institution and mail fraud affecting a financial institution.

It’s unclear if the defendants have attorneys.

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