WASHINGTON — A former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. employee pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy in connection with an identity fraud scheme, the agency’s inspector general said.

Theresa A. Hill, a Maryland resident who worked in the FDIC’s finance division, admitted to conspiring with five others to create fraudulent identification cards bearing victims’ names and to use them to open credit accounts, obtain retail store goods, and make purchases over the Internet, the inspector general said Friday.

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