This story originates in Texas but it’s about a Delaware woman who was convicted in Dallas after being arrested in Virginia last year. In the process, she defrauded the state of Texas $3 million. The story’s from WDEL – in Delaware.
In yet another example of using prisoner SSNs, the story details how Lorna Moseti of Clayton, Del., conspired with others to claim millions in false tax refunds over a three-year period. She used the SSNs along with false spellings of the inmates’ names to perpetrate the fraud. Moseti was arrested last year in Virginia – though it’s not clear if it’s from a related charge – but she’ll be sentenced in January and could spend up to 20 (additional) years in prison. She could also be fined up to $250,000, which doesn’t sound like much in the grand scheme of things. She’ll also have to “pay restitution to her victims,” according to the report. (Is the U.S. Government considered a victim? If not, where is the $3 million in stolen taxpayer dollars?)"Prisoner SSNs Used in $3 Million Fraud",