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Woman accused of filing 33 fraudulent tax returns

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A Harrisburg woman is facing federal charges she submitted 33 fraudulent income tax returns to the IRS in which she requested $242,095 in refunds.

Stephanie A. Metz, 25, provided a co-conspirator with addresses where the refund checks could be mailed, and was paid a fee for each refund check she delivered to her co-conspirator, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.

The statement did not identify the co-conspirator.

The IRS paid out $57,216 to the co-conspirator in 2010 and 2011 before the scheme was detected in early 2012, Smith said.

According to prosecutors, Metz was charged as part of an investigation into the filing of hundreds of thousands of false returns using the stolen identities of residents of Puerto Rico.


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