By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people have been sentenced in a tax fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Rodney Henry of Atlanta is sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison and is ordered to pay more than $895,000 in restitution. Henry used stolen personal information to file returns seeking more than $1.9 million.

Authorities say 49-year-old Tony Lamar Watkins of College Park is sentenced to four years and seven months. He’s ordered to pay more than $824,100 in restitution. Officials say he retrieved fraudulent checks from mailboxes, forged signatures and withdrew refunds from debit cards.

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Phyllis Grant is sentenced to a year and two months in prison and must pay more than $770,000 in restitution. Grant set up mailboxes the checks were sent to and stole personal information.

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