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Soldier identities stolen by Alabama woman

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Updated: 2/27 4:06 pm
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVA) -- An Alabama woman who stole identities of American soldiers was indicted for eight counts of wire fraud and eight counts of aggravated identity theft Thursday.

Officials say Tracy Mitchell of Phenix City, worked at the Fort Benning Army Base hospital in Georgia.

At her job, Mitchell had access to the identification of military personnel and used those identities to file over 1,000 false tax returns from her house.

Authorities say she claimed over $2.2 million in fraudulent refunds.

If she's convicted, Mitchell faces a maximum potential sentence of 20 years in prison for each wire fraud count and two-year sentence for each aggravated identity theft count.

IRS agents investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Michael Boteler of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Brown are prosecuting the case.
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