Ex-State Worker Sent to Prison in ID Theft Case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a former Alabama state worker has been sentenced to about four years in prison after being accused of stealing the identities of multiple people using records at a state agency.
U.S. Attorney George Beck of the Middle District of Alabama said Natacia Webster of Montgomery was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http:on.mgmadv.com/WlGuLb) that Webster was also ordered to pay $113,000 in restitution.
Authorities say Webster was an employee in the central records office of the Alabama Department of Corrections, giving her access to the personal information of some individuals. Prosecutors say she admitted to stealing data from state databases and providing it to another person, who would use the identities to file false tax returns.

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