Suspects Sentenced in Massive Identity Theft Ring
On Monday morning several people arrested for their involvement in an identity theft ring learned their fates. After entering pleas of no contest, the judge sentenced all but one to probation for periods ranging from two to four years.
Benita Williams, who investigators at one point called a top accomplice in the crimes, was the only person to receive prison time. According to court records, Williams tried to buy cars using stolen credit information and participated in the production of fake payroll checks.
Williams was sentenced to one year and seven days in prison followed by two years probation. Even though she's been sentenced, Williams may be part of future proceedings.
"Of course she'll be serving her prison time in the meantime, but at some point will be subject to be called for testimony in trial phase," said Spencer Mann of the State Attorney's Office. "Possibly against other defendants in this case."
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