• Lincolnton woman sentenced to 3 years for stolen tax refunds


    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - A woman in Lincolnton who helped steal millions of dollars in tax returns is going to prison for three years.

    A federal judge sentenced Ari-Leyda Amparo earlier this week.

    Prosecutors said she was part of a group that stole tax refund checks from Puerto Rican residents by taking their social security numbers.

    Five other people have been sentenced in the case.

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