- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Men from Texas and Alabama have been sentenced for posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and bilking a northern Iowa woman.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2qNIH8x ) that 41-year-old Eduardo Cruz, of Grapevine, Texas, last week was sentenced to four days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended, and he was ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution. He’d pleaded guilty to theft.

Co-defendant Coty Phillips, of Eufaula, Alabama, last month was sentenced to 85 days in jail and ordered to pay $69 in restitution.

Police say Phillips and Cruz had called the woman and threatened her with arrest if she didn’t pay them money they said she owed the government.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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