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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
One person faces federal prison time, another is now under indictment as an elaborate identity theft and tax fraud scheme is busted.
Federal prosecutors said Jacqueline Slaton pleaded guilty to using more than 100 stolen identities to file for tax refunds. She would have those refunds sent to prepaid debit cards, and those cards delivered to addresses on Vernon Harrison's mail route.
Harrison now faces 23 charges in a federal indictment, unsealed this week. He's accused of taking the prepaid cards out of the mailboxes and giving them to Slaton and others in exchange for a fee.
"We're going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, said Clark Morris, Press Officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Alabama. "In fact, Ms. Slaton received a sentence of 70 months. That's a long time, that's almost six years in jail."
The Federal Trade Commission ranks Montgomery second in the nation in the number of identity theft complaints per capita.
"We have detailed basically, IRS agents as well as DOJ attorneys, Department of Justice tax attorneys that come down here to prosecute these cases, because we are overrun with them," Morris said.
Harrison's attorney declined to comment about the case.