Canadian who pilfered IDs of Urban Outfitters employees gets prison

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Bryon Denson
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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A former Urban Outfitters manager is going to federal prison for stealing at least 28 IRS employee identity forms from her former employer, which she sold to other people...

Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones on Tuesday sentenced Carolyn Gallagher, a Canadian, to 1 year, 1 day in federal prison, meaning she's likely to be out in about 10 months if she stays out of trouble...

Gallagher conspired with four other people – Jheraun Dunlap, Ernest Bagsby, Jermaine Moore and Brandi McCall – to prepare and file false tax returns. Dunlap got the longest prison term: 65 months.

The four perpetrated what Jones described as "a vast fraudulent conspiracy" in which they stole identities and filed 208 phony tax returns in an attempt to make more than $1 million.

They made off with $427,896 of that money from the U.S. Treasury Department, turning it into vintage and luxury autos, expensive shoes, diamond rings, and a whole lot of cocktails and meals.

Brandi McCall was sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in federal prison for her limited role in the IRS plot...