- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

MONROE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi woman has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison for using stolen identities to file 100 false income tax returns in order to illegally receive refunds.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Friday, said 46-year-old Andrea W. White, of Jackson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count each of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

She was also sentenced Monday to three years of supervised released and ordered to pay $195,296 in restitution.

According to her August 2014 guilty plea, White conducted a scheme from Jan. 6, 2012 to Sept. 25, 2012 to electronically file fraudulent income tax returns. Most of the refunds were mailed to four U.S. Post Office boxes in Tallulah, Louisiana.

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