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North Georgia woman sentenced to 43 years for 16 identity fraud-related charges

A North Georgia woman was sentenced Tuesday to 43 years in prison without the possibility of parole for 16 identity fraud-related charges, authorities said.

Cara Ann Williams, also known as Kaesarea Williams, 37, was found guilty Friday after a 12-minute deliberation by a Whitfield County Jury, Conasauga Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bert Poston said in a news release.  

She was found guilty of aggravated identity fraud, forgery, financial transaction car theft and false statements, the release said.

Williams worked at two businesses in the Dalton area while using false identification documents, which belonged to a former friend of Williams’ and a person from North Carolina, the release said.

Dalton police also said they found more forged documents and stolen credit cards in her possession. The release said Williams admitted to “many aspects of the crimes” during her testimony in court.

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In addition to her sentence for these crimes, she had a separate five-year prison sentence for unlawfully possessing a telephone in the Whitfield County Jail, the release said. That sentence was given to Williams on Dec. 18, and both sentences will run concurrently.

She was denied parole by Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris because of her previous convictions, which include eight felonies, the release said. Those include burglary, deposit account fraud, forgery, identity fraud, residential mortgage fraud and theft, which were all committed in the metro Atlanta area.

Williams was born in New York, lived in the Atlanta area for many years and recently moved to Chattanooga and then to Dalton, the release said.

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