Marietta man, wife convicted in $1.3M theft from employer
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May 03, 2014 04:00 AM | 6123 views | 4 4 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MARIETTA — A husband and wife have been convicted of stealing $1.3 million from the woman’s Marietta employer.

A Cobb jury deliberated for less than three hours Friday before convicting Angela Lynn Williamson, 45, on three counts of violation of Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Scott Brian Williamson, 47, of Marietta, was convicted on two counts of RICO.

“She stole it and he helped spend it,” John Melvin, deputy chief assistant district attorney, told jurors. “Together, the two averaged $80,000 per year in legitimate income, yet they bought three homes, two boats, four cars and had a personal chef. They enjoyed a lifestyle they could not afford but for the thefts.”

Beginning in 2000, Angela Williamson was employed as an office manager by InterContinental Marble, a Marietta-based importer of stone for fireplaces. She took on bookkeeping and accounting duties, and, according to the district attorney’s office, changed the company’s passwords on its bank accounts without informing her employer. The company’s CEO, Karen Geiger, testified she discovered there was a problem in May 2011, when Angela Williamson was out of town and Geiger opened the mail, including bank statements.

In 1999, Angela Williamson pleaded guilty to stealing $135,000 from a previous employer, Cardiovascular Medicine. She was granted first offender treatment in that case.

Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben M. Green set sentencing for May 20. Each face a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of three times the amount of the theft.

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Honest To Goodness
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May 03, 2014
She was convicted of embezzlement of about $135,000 from her last employer BUT InterContinental Marble hired her anyway and put her in a position where she had access to the companys bank account?????????

Is there no cure at all for STUPID?

BTW: Why isn't her husband not being granted first offender status like she was back in 1999?
Foururinfo
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May 05, 2014
Cut the business some slack!

If you read the story then you must have noticed that the suspect pled guilty and was given "first offender" treatment by the courts. Once a defendant has completed their sentence (i.e. jail time and probation) then their record is wiped clean of the offense (judges and cops can see it, but if employers get a history it does not show up).

So, if the employer did run a history it was clean.

Your gripes should be more pointed towards the first offender rules of law.
Just Wait
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May 03, 2014
Guess this company didn't do much of a background check before hiring her.
Jail time
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May 03, 2014
I don;t have any faith in the legal system. I sure hope they out these two in jail for the amount of years they were stealing. Obviously, the first time she was caught did not phase her. Let them rot in jail!
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