Ex-RadioShack Call Center Worker Guilty in ID Theft

The maximum sentence is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count

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    Prosecutors in Fort Worth say former RadioShack call center employee Youlanda Rochelle Wright pleaded guilty to identity theft.

    A former RadioShack Corp. call center employee faces up to five years in prison for stealing customer data and using it to seek tax refunds.

    Prosecutors in Fort Worth say Youlanda Rochelle Wright pleaded guilty Wednesday to identity theft and to making false claims against the U.S. government.

    An April 23 sentencing date has been set for Wright, who was fired in 2007.

    Prosecutors say Wright, as a RadioShack call center representative, often received Social Security numbers and other personal information from customers.

    Investigators say Wright used the information to file tax returns, in the names of the unaware customers, to try to claim refunds from the IRS.  Authorities did not immediately release details on how much money was involved in the scam.

    RadioShack is based in Fort Worth.