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Two IRS employees are indicted in theft of money orders

Two employees at the IRS Service Center in Covington have been indicted for theft of government money, a press release from United States Attorney James Zerhusen said Thursday.

According to the release, Joseph Ligon, 37, and Lashon Weaver, 31, both of Cincinnati, are charged with stealing thousands of dollars in money orders.

Weaver is accused of stealing $7,784.62 in money orders from July to November 2009. Ligon is accused of stealing $3,737.93 in money orders from July to October of the same year, the release said.

The two are also accused of stealing a $500 money order together.

Court dates have not been set for either man. If convicted, each could serve up to 10 years in prison.

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