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.
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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