Friday, October 12, 2007
Former Department of Revenue employee to plead guilty in identity theft case
A change of plea hearing is scheduled for a former Missouri Department of Revenue employee charged with conspiracy to defraud in an identity theft/fraud case that also involved a worker from the Missouri Department of Social Services and another Department of Revenue employee.
A notice filed with U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri indicates Krystal Gail Stephens will change her plea during a 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, hearing in Jefferson City.
Ms. Stephens had access to identification information of customers of the Revenue Department's Division of Taxation, and passed it along to Robin Deardorff, who used the information to set up cell phone accounts for her prisoner husband. Mrs. Deardorff was working for the Department of Revenue when she was indicted by a federal grand jury.
More information about the case and links to other Turner Report posts on this case can be found at this link.