FORT WORTH -- A former RadioShack customer service representative pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing customers' personal information while trying to resolve their problems.
Youlanda Rochelle Wright used the information to file a false income tax return in a client's name to get a refund of $3,654, according to court records.
Wright entered her plea Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey Cureton to one count of making a false claim and another count of identity theft.
According to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office, Wright worked at a RadioShack call center, and often received personal information, including Social Security numbers.
Court records indicate that Wright worked there from 1999 until she was fired in 2007.
The maximum sentence is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. Sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terry Means in Fort Worth was set for April. RadioShack officials did not respond to a phone call seeking comment.
Dianna Hunt, 817-390-7084