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West Mich. woman charged in one of nation's largest ID theft schemes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan woman is charged in what prosecutors say is one of the nation's largest stolen identity schemes.

Federal authorities in New Jersey charged 35-year-old Rosa Marmol of Grand Rapids Thursday.

She is accused of conspiracy and theft of government property in the form of $1.2 million in U.S. Treasury checks.

Investigators say Marmol and 13 others filed more than 8,000 bogus income tax returns using personal data from Puerto Rican citizens.

They say the scheme cost the U.S. $12-million.