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Trial set Nov. 3 in military ID thefts

A federal judge has scheduled a trial Nov. 3 for 10 people from Alabama and Georgia charged with obtaining more than $20 million in fraudulent tax refunds.

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a trial Nov. 3 for 10 people from Alabama and Georgia charged with obtaining more than $20 million in fraudulent tax refunds.

U.S Magistrate Judge Susan Walker issued an order setting the trial at the federal courthouse in Opelika. She says it could last two weeks to a month.

The 10 are accused of using stolen identities to file about 7,000 fraudulent returns. U.S. Attorney George Beck says the IDs were taken from the Fort Benning military hospital in Georgia, state government agencies in Montgomery, Alabama, and a credit card calling center in Columbus, Georgia.

The 10 defendants have pleaded not guilty.

 

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