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Parra-Chaires charged with identity theft
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Charges have been leveled against a local nursery worker charged with stealing another person’s Social Security number.The man, Jose Concepcion Parra-Chaires, 38, is charged with identity theft and using a false identification. He will have a hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on Dec. 4.His charges come after it was discovered Parra-Chaires had used a fake Social Security card to obtain employment at John L. Cartwright Nursery.The rightful owner of the Social Security number, a Toni Williams from North Carolina, learned that her number was being used and filed a report with the sheriff’s department. From there, sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter tracked down who was using the Social Security number and discovered it was Parra-Chaires.