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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Cedar Rapids woman faces up to 134 years in federal prison for allegedly filing false tax returns.

The United States Department of Justice says 33-year-old Gwendolyn Murray is charged with twelve counts of filing false claims for tax refunds, seven counts of theft of government property, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.­ The indictment containing the charges was unsealed on Tuesday.

It is alleged that Murray filed 12 fraudulent tax returns in 2012 and 2013 using other people's names. She received refunds on seven of those tax returns. The court also alleges that Murray stole the identities of two people.­

Murray faces a between two years and 134 years in prison, a fine and $2100 in special assessments if convicted on all charges.­

Murray's trial is scheduled to begin on May 4 in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

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