Donaldsonville woman admits stealing social security numbers
BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the Ascension Parish Health Unit has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 Social Security numbers from an internal database and selling them to a Baton Rouge tax return preparer.
Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 26-year-old Ta'Sha Thomas, of Donaldsonville, admitted Monday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge to selling the numbers to Mona Hill between January and August of 2012 for $8,000 to $9,000.
U.S. Attorney's Office says Hill has been prosecuted and sentenced to serve nearly five and half years in federal prison and ordered to pay $491,268.18 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Prosecutors said Wednesday the probe into the stolen Social Security numbers is ongoing and being conducted by the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division.
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