- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a San Jose woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she stole social security numbers from homeless people and used them to file false tax returns.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco says a judge on Monday accepted 74-year-old Diep Vo’s plea to charges including aggravated identity theft and submitting false claims for tax refunds.

Prosecutors say Vo went to homeless shelters and halfway houses and got people’s names and social security numbers after saying she could get them money from a government program. She was accused of having them sign blank income tax returns that she then filled out to obtain IRS refunds.

Vo is scheduled to be sentenced in November.


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