OAKLAND -- A 54-year-old former East Bay woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to file false claims with the Internal Revenue Service, according to the office of United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

Starting in the summer of 2008, Angela Pellette began obtaining fraudulent tax refunds from the IRS by using personal information on other people, according to her plea agreement.

In some instances, Pellette used other people's bank accounts to receive the fraudulent refunds and then split the proceeds with the other person, authorities said.

Pellette was indicted on July 12, 2012 and faces up to a decade in prison and a $250,000 fine. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18

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