IRS Employees Charged with Stealing Money Orders

Two IRS Service Center employees in Covington, Ky., were charged in a 29-count indictment with stealing thousands of dollars in money orders.

Joseph Ligon, 37, and Lashon Weaver, 31, both of Cincinnati, were indicted for theft of government money.

The indictment alleges that from July through November 2009, Weaver stole $7,784.62 in money orders. The indictment also accuses Ligon of stealing approximately $3,737.93 in money orders from June to October 2009.

In addition, the indictment also alleges that Ligon and Weaver, aided and abetted by each other, stole a $500 money order.

Ligon and Weaver were indicted by a grand jury in Covington on Thursday. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison.

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