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Woman wanted in $800K ID theft scheme

Warrant issued for Thalia Diaz Camareno

SAN ANTONIO – A woman accused of stealing the identities of more than 800 people, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent tax returns, is on the run.

Thalia Diaz Camareno, who also goes by the name of Irene Carrero Echevarria, faces a 10-count indictment on charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Camareno, 29, and her alleged co-conspirator, Antonin Julio Nazaro, both live in Houston.

An indictment claims the pair used stolen personal identity information that included the names and Social Security numbers of their victims to file tax returns through the mail.

"The fraudulently obtained tax refunds were used to obtain cash and goods for their own benefit, according to the allegations. The potential loss attributed to this scheme is allegedly in excess of $807,096. More than 800 victims have been identified," a press release from the United State's Attorney's Office said.

Nazaro appeared in federal court on the charges Thursday.

Anyone with information on Camareno's whereabouts is asked to call the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Department at 281-330-5377.