Pennsylvania Woman Charged With ID Theft

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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The U.S. Attorney's Office indicted a Delaware County woman Tuesday who allegedly sold children's identity information to a West Philadelphia tax preparer so that customers could use the children as fake dependents on income-tax filings. Shirl Robinson, 46, was charged with conspiracy, identity theft, and other counts for providing details that resulted in a total of about $78,000 worth of fraudulent tax payments to 10 of the firm's customers, said U.S. attorney's spokeswoman Patricia Hart. The indictment alleged that Robinson was paid $650 for each time a child's identity was used successfully in a tax return. Robinson's attorney, James McHugh, declined comment.  Source:  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20120627_Delco_woman_charged_with_ID_theft.html