Woman accused of impersonating IRS worker

By Tiffany Anthony - Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville woman is facing federal prison time on charges of identity theft, false representation of a Social Security number and impersonating a federal employee.

The Department of Justice indicted Leyvis Taveras, 35, on Thursday.

According to the indictment, Taveras aided and abetted in the false representation of two Social Security numbers in a tax filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

She also pretended to be an employee of the IRS investigating the identity theft associated with the two Social Security numbers, according to the indictment.

If convicted, Taveras could receive 13 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Office of Investigations.

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