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Former Cop Gets House Arrest For Tax Refund Check Theft

TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) - A former police detective who took part in a stolen identity refund fraud scam has been sentenced to eight months of home detention and probation.

Jeanette Hevel, who stole fraudulent tax refund checks from an evidence room, had previously pleaded guilty to theft of government property.

Court records show Hevel stole the checks in 2011 and 2012. She was one of three Tampa police officers, and a former civilian employee of the department, accused in scheme.

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