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Woman accused of stealing info to buy limo rides, fancy meals

  • Juiette Williams (Chicago Police Department)
Juiette Williams (Chicago Police Department)
August 16, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A $260 meal at Smith & Wollensky. An $180 limousine ride. If it looked like a South Shore woman was spending money like it was someone else's, county prosecutors said, that's because she was.

Juiette Williams, 65, of the 8300 block of South Houston Avenue, was arrested Wednesday evening on four counts of identity theft after police officers found she had been using stolen credit card information to purchase limo rides and fancy meals, according to court records.

Williams' shopping spree included: An $180 charge to a local limo company on Aug. 10; a $262.79 tab at Smith and Wollensky, a steakhouse on State Street; and a $112.71 charge to Nick's Fishmarket, another upscale River North restaurant, according to the police report. She ate at both restaurants on the same day, Aug. 14, the report said.

Some of the purchases were charged to a credit card belonging to a 56-year-old man from Lawrenceville, Ga., the report said.

Williams was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Friday afternoon and held on $40,000 bond. County prosecutors said she has a police record in California, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

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