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?)

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