Government Employee Admits Providing Data for Identity Theft

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Chequila Motley, a former employee of an Alabama state government agency, recently pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false claims and one count of aggravated identity theft for her involvement in an identity theft tax refund scheme.

As part of her employment with the unidentified agency, Motley had access to databases containing personal identification information -- and in August of 2011, according to court documents, Motley conspired with Veronica Temple and Yolanda Moses to provide them with such information to be used in filing fax tax returns.

Motley faces up to 12 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $750,000. Temple and Moses have already pleaded guilty and have each been sentenced to 57 months in prison.