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Ex-Fairburn employee pleads guilty to theft
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Ex-Fairburn employee pleads guilty to theft

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- A former IT director for the city of Fairburn pleaded guilty to using his city-issued credit card to make personal purchases.

Brad Williams was sentenced Monday to five years' probation for five counts of making false statements. The 49 year old must also pay $17,500 in restitution to Fairburn city officials.

According to information presented in court, Williams used his P-card to buy things like websites and computer software for his personal business. Fairburn officials became suspicious in 2009, when a purchase for a video-sharing website from Turkey came up on one of Williams' monthly requisition forms.

Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said an investigation into Williams' spending history revealed he had been making fraudulent purchases since 2005.

Williams has until the end of May 2013 to pay restitution to Fairburn. He is also not allowed to take a government job while on probation.

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