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Alabama medical clerk and one other indicted for tax fraud

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Officials say two people have been indicted after they being arrested for stealing identities and filing false tax returns.

George L. Beck, the Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama announced the indictment of individuals Sasha Webb and Charlie Jackson, Wednesday.

Webb who was arrested on December 20th, 2013, has been charged with conspiracy to file false claims, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft. She faces a statutory maximum potential sentence of five years in prison for the conspiracy count.

According to the indictment Webb, who worked as a medical records clerk at an Alabama Department of Correction facility in Elmore County, sold identification data information to Jacqueline Slaton and Harvey James, who then used the inmates' information to file hundreds of false tax returns that claimed over one million dollars in false refunds.

Jackson, who was arrested on January 15th 2014, has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.  According to the indictment, between October 2010 and April 2013, Jackson obtained stolen identities and used those identities to file false tax returns.  Jackson directed the tax refunds to prepaid debit cards in the names of other individuals. 

If convicted, Jackson and Webb each face a statutory maximum potential sentence of 20 years in prison for each wire and mail fraud count and a statutory mandatory two-year sentence for the aggravated identity theft counts.

Both defendants are also subject to fines, forfeiture and mandatory restitution if convicted.

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