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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people.
The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says 31-year-old Nakita Brooks and 30-year-old Cheryl Wright face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government by filing false income tax returns.
Prosecutors say Brooks and Wright filed hundreds of false returns using the information of dead people, including Social Security numbers, from February 2010 to November 2011.
More than $462,000 was deposited into accounts under the control of Brooks and Wright. The total loss is estimated to be $1 million to $2.5 million.
Brooks and Wright are scheduled for sentencing on July 11 and July 24, respectively.
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