California inmate steals 700 prisoner identities, files fraudulent tax returns
Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times
Prisoners outside San Quentin State Prison. (File)

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES -- (L.A. Times / KTLA) -- A Marin County man was convicted of using his time in prison not to rehabilitate and learn the error of his ways, but to steal the identities of his fellow inmates and use them to file fake federal tax returns.

Howard Webber, 52, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of conspiring to use stolen identities to file fraudulent tax returns, a scheme that he operated for two years from behind bars that netted him and an accomplice more than $600,000.

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