Aundria Bryant-Branch, 38, was providing stolen social security numbers and other sensitive data to third party tax return filers. The information was obtained from the Memphis Police Department. The news stories do not identify Bryant-Branch as a former employee of the Memphis Police Department, but it seem clear that she was either an employee or a contractor/vendor who would have had access to the confidential info.
The other parties involved in this scheme were responsible for filing the false tax returns and bilking the federal government out of thousands of dollars during the period 2006-2008.
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