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dojAn Alabama tax preparer has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and order to pay restitution of $721,519.12 for her role in the use of stolen identifies to obtain millions of dollars in tax refunds. Larreka Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false claims and one count of aggravated identity theft in January.

Her partner, Larreka Davis, was previously sentenced to 66 months in prison for her part in the conspiracy that utilized their tax preparation business, It's Tax Time, based in Montgomery, Ala. The Justice Department said they filed for more than $2.8 million in refunds through their scheme.

In August 2012, Jackson was named in a 25-count indictment that charged them with conspiring to file false tax returns using stolen identities, filing false claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indicted alleged the duo unlawfully obtained individuals names and Social Security numbers than then filed false returns. Refunds were steered to bank accounts she and her co-conspirators controlled.

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