Minneapolis, MN (KROC AM News) -  Federal prosecutors say two Minnesota men have pleaded guilty to charges involving identity theft and the filing of bogus income tax returns.

42-year-old Richard Schmidt and 47-year-old Matthew Klemmer were accused of collecting over $100,000 in tax refunds from the IRS by filing over 30 fraudulent tax returns using stolen personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers. Prosecutors say the pair requested the fraudulently obtained refunds be deposited onto debit cards, which allow them to have immediate access to the cash.

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