Ala. woman, her daughters sentenced in tax fraud


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say eight people have been sentenced for their roles in a tax fraud and identity theft scheme.

Authorities say Barbara Murry, owner of a Montgomery hair weave shop, conspired with her daughters who ran a tax preparation service out of the same building to steal multiple identities they could use to file fraudulent tax returns.

Officials say Murry's daughters, Veronica Temple and Yolanda Moses stole personal information and the three recruited others to open bank accounts they could funnel the money into.

Murry, Temple and Moses are each sentenced to 57 months in prison and are ordered to pay more than $1.9 million in restitution.

Five others have been sentenced to prison, probation or home detention for their involvement in the fraud ring.

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