A former Internal Revenue Service employee has pleaded guilty to stealing identities from an IRS Service Center in Fresno, Calif., and using them to claim more than $1,745,000 in fraudulent tax refunds and obtain more than $175,000 in refunds from the IRS.

Monica Nanette Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of filing false income tax returns, one count of wire fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.

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