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Mail carrier accused of giving addresses for tax refund scam

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Georgia mail carrier is accused of providing addresses on his postal route to which fraudulently obtained tax refund checks could be mailed, and passing those checks on to other conspirators.

A 48-count federal indictment charges Harold Coley of Columbus with conspiracy, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and theft of mail.

According to the indictment, many of the addresses he provided were for vacant lots or vacant houses. Although the indictment names several alleged conspirators, it charged only Coley.

The indictment was handed up Nov. 9 in Macon, and unsealed Wednesday.

Coley could not be reached for comment. Two numbers found in online databases for a Harold Coley in Columbus reached only a phone company recording saying they had been disconnected or changed.

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