Two Lancaster women were sentenced for tax fraud Monday afternoon in federal court.
Aisha J. Craig, 35, and Ebony N. Eddie, 34, were sentenced to four years and four and a half years, respectively, for their involvement in a scheme to submit fraudulent tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
Craig and Eddie reportedly used stolen identities to receive over $100,000 in fraudulent tax returns.
Both women pled guilty to charges of presenting false claims to the United States and aggravated identity theft.
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“Investigating refund fraud and identity theft is a top priority of IRS Criminal Investigation,” IRS-CI Special Agent Thomas J. Holloman III said in a prepared statement. “Stealing identities and filing false tax returns is a serious crime that hurts innocent taxpayers.”