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Chaires given six months probation for identity theft
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A man who was caught using another person’s Social Security number has been given probation.The man, Jose Concepcion Parra Chaires, 38, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the reduced charge of criminal impersonation and was placed on probation for six months and directed to pay $217 restitution. He was originally charged with identity theft and bearing a false ID.The charges were brought after it was discovered the defendant used a fake Social Security card to secure employment at John L. Cartwright Nursery.The rightful owner of the Social Security number, a Toni Williams from North Carolina, learned her number was being used and filed a report with the sheriff’s department here in Warren County. Acting on her report, investigator Steven Carpenter tracked down who was using the Social Security number and discovered it was Chaires.