GWINNETT COUNTY - It's a case of fake identities, credit scams and plastic surgery. Gwinnett Police were alerted about the schemes after 44-year-old Vanessa Williams contacted police saying she had an argument with her now former friend 44-year-old Ericka Williams. Vanessa initially befriended Ericka while sharing a jail cell in 2012. Afterwards they moved in together at Ericka's home located on Sugarstone Drive in Lawrenceville.
Vanessa said that's when she found out Ericka was in the business of creating fake I.D.'s on her home computers. Police were told once the fake I.D.'s were made, they were used to scam banks out of lines of credit. Once the credit lines were opened, they would withdraw the account balance before the banks found out about the scam.
Police were also told Ericka paid for a $16,000 do "Brilizilian butt" augmentation using a fake identity.
After hearing these claims, police went to home where they found two other men participating in the fraud scams. Ericka, along with 37-year-old Sean Foster Blow and 32-year-old Edrell Lashon Smith were arrested. They face charges including financial identity fraud, theft by receiving and false identification documents.
Arrest warrants have been obtained for Vanessa due to her use of the fraudulent identity she purchased from Ericka.