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Nevada City Woman Sentenced Prison Fraud Scheme

A Nevada City woman has been given a 21-month federal prison sentence for her role in a tax fraud scheme out of the Correctional Center in Susanville. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Judy Mullin, and two other people, who were outside the prison, prepared and filed false income tax returns, with personal identification information stolen from other prisoners by four inmates. In all, the conspiracy resulted in at least 247 false refund claims totalling nearly 220-thousand dollars. Mullin opened a bank account in which to deposit the fraudulent refunds and transferred it to the prison accounts of the four incarcerated co-defendants. In return for her participation, she received part of the money. Mullin has also been ordered to pay back all of the money. One of the six other defendants has also been sentenced. Two others are set for sentencing August 16th. Charges are still pending for the remaining three defendants.

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