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Fraud artist pleads

August 25, 2004

Albany-- The leader of a identity theft ring, that used the names of dead people to buy cars, admits guilt.

Twenty-nine-year old Kwezeta Butler pleaded guilty in federal court today to wire fraud and identity fraud. Butler led a ring that used the stolen identities of the deceased to set up car sales.

She would get the names from the obituaries. Butler is in the Dougherty County jail awaiting sentencing.

More than 80 people from 11 counties across Georgia were indicted for identity fraud, buying the cars under assumed names.

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