Woman sentenced to prison for using blood plasma donors’ identities in tax fraud scheme

Woman sentenced to prison for using blood plasma donors’ identities in tax fraud scheme

awomack@macon.comJanuary 23, 2014 

A woman who admitted she stole blood plasma donors’ identities in an income tax refund fraud scam has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

Bridgette Williams, 31, of Macon, pleaded guilty to the fraud and identity theft in April 2013. She was sentenced to six months in prison Thursday in federal court in Macon, according to a news release.

Williams has admitted she took personal identification information for more than 130 people who donated blood plasma for money at BioMat USA, located on First Street in Macon.

Williams gave the information to co-conspirators who created false W-2 forms and filed false income tax returns using Williams’ address. Refund checks were mailed to Williams, who admitted the fraudulent tax returns totalled $191,985 in refunds, according to the release.

Williams must repay the IRS for the $23,879 she actually received in refunds, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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