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Montgomery man pleads guilty to additional identity theft charges

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery man has pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

U.S. Attorney George Beck Jr., announced on Wednesday that Edmund Lee McCall pled guilty to the charges.

A co-defendant in the case, Antonio Devon Harris, also pled guilty to the same charges in January.

According to court documents, beginning in 2010 and continuing through 2012, Harris and McCall conspired together to illegally obtain the names, social security numbers, dates of births and other personal information to create W2 forms. The forms contained fake employment and wage information, and were then filed as income tax returns online without the knowledge or permission of the identity theft victims.

After filing the false tax returns, McCall and Harris would then have the refund money placed on pre-paid credit cards that they owned. The money was then spent for their own personal use.

During the time period of the conspiracy, McCall and Harris filed for more than $900,000 in fraudulent tax refunds.

McCall and Harris each face a maximum sentence of 20 years for the conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges, and two years for the aggravated identity theft charges.

Harris' sentencing date is set for August 5, and McCall's sentencing date has not been set.

McCall is currently serving a sentence for a prior identity theft and credit card scheme that ran from 2004 to 2009. McCall was tried and convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, along with six counts of aggravated identity theft, in January. He was sentenced to 18 years for those crimes.

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