Pontotoc woman sentenced for ID theft and stealing government funds

Tracy Smith was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 2:21 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman from Pontotoc will spend time in prison for identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.

Tracy Smith was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

She’s accused of stealing other people’s identities and stealing government funds.

She has previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government funds.

Evidence submitted at the change of plea hearing showed that Smith obtained the personal identifying information of several people and used that information to file fraudulent tax returns and generate fraudulent tax refunds for her personal benefit.

Smith was also ordered to pay $224,578 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

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