Former state worker sentenced for ID theft

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A former state employee who pleaded guilty to identity theft was sentenced to three years in prison.

Laura Bustamante, who worked for the Department of Workforce Services, admitted to using client's information to apply for credit cards online and then stealing them from mailboxes.

She also says she gave information to two others who did the same thing. The accomplices have already been sentenced.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups also ordered Bustamante to pay $38,692 in restitution to Workforce Services and $31,037 in other restitution.

The crime was committed from September 2007 to January 2008.

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