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Guilty pair in IRS scam face a new indictment

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Steven and Diane C. Christensen, who last year pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the IRS and were set to be sentenced this week, are now facing a new indictment, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Aug. 9 indictment charges the couple with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and committing a federal offense while on release. The Christensens have been arrested and are in federal custody. They will appear at a detention hearing before U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Greene on Thursday.

The new indictment alleges, among other things, that the couple filled out a credit application under another person's name and turned it in to Wells Fargo Bank.

The sentencing hearing for the crimes they admitted to previously, which was scheduled for Wednesday before U.S. District Judge David Sam, may be continued.