Monday, October 22, 2007

Guilty plea entered in fraud, identity theft case

Former Missouri Department of Revenue employee Krystal Gail Stephens pleaded guilty in U. S. District Court in Jefferson City on a charge of 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.

According to court records, 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.

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