WOMAN GETS 12 YEARS FOR IDENTIFY THEFT, FALSE STATEMENTS

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Woman Gets 12 Years For Identify Theft, False Statements

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa resident has been given seven years in prison for stealing identities, filing false tax returns and lying to get housing aid.

Prosecutors say 38-year-old Kaeisha Robinson was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. She lives in Phoenix and used to leave in the Iowa cities of Maquoketa (muh-KOH’-keh-tuh) and Dubuque (duh-BYOOK’).

Robinson admitted in a plea agreement that, from May 2011 to February 2013, she filed several fraudulent tax returns using other people’s identities and received more than $250,000 in refunds. She also admitted that, from October 2011 through July 2013, she lied about her income on forms required for Section 8 housing assistance.

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