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.