WASHINGTON — A former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. employee was sentenced to five years’ probation and fined $87,531 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, was convicted in March of 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.

Victims of the scheme included employees of the FDIC and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

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