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Kern County resident pleads guilty to aggravated identity theft

Posted: 7:42 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 02:42:56Z

A Kern County resident has admitted to aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Monday.

According to court documents, Hazel Turner, 44, between February 2014 and March 2014, Turner used the means of identification of another person to falsify and electronically submit federal tax returns for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining money belonging to the United States. 

According to the Department of Justice, Turner is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on January 7, 2019. He faces a statutory penalty of 2 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to 3 years of supervised release.