A Harrisburg woman must spend a year in prison and pay more than $57,000 to the IRS for her role in a conspiracy to submit fraudulent income tax returns.
A federal judge ordered 25-year-old Stephanie A. Metz to begin serving the sentence August 25.
According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Metz provided a co-conspirator with addresses where fraudulent income tax refund checks could be delivered and was paid a fee for each refund check she delivered.
For the tax years 2010 and 2011, Metz provided addresses for 33 fraudulent income tax returns that requested a total of $242,095 in refunds.
The IRS paid out $57,216 to the co-conspirator before the scheme was detected in early 2012, Smith said.
Smith did not identify the co-conspirator.
He said the investigation involved the filing of hundreds of thousands of false returns using the stolen identities of residents of Puerto Rico.