Atlanta's 'Downtown Office Creeper' gets 20 years

A man known as the "Downtown Office Creeper" has been convicted of burglary and theft.

A Fulton County jury found William Carter guilty on Friday and Judge Robert Mallis sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

The 44-year-old Carter was convicted of a Jan. 2008 theft at Deloitte Company. An employee reported her purse was stolen from her workstation after lunch and Carter was seen on tape leaving with her belongings.

He had been implicated in previous office thefts, prompting informal meetings by a consortium of security managers in the downtown area.

At the time of the Deloitte burglary, Carter was on probation for a 2004 felony conviction for stealing a Fulton County District Attorney's badge and personal belongings in addition to two guns from the Fulton County Sheriff's department.