This week, District Attorney Ben Coker tried the State vs. Adesoji Akinrinsola Olayisade. Yesterday, a Fayette County jury convicted Olayisade, a 20 year old man from Snellville, of 6 counts of Identity Fraud and 2 counts of Theft by Taking. The Honorable Scott L. Ballard sentenced Olayisade to 20 years with the first 15 years to be spent in prison. The jury convicted the defendant of using identifying information of Fayette County citizens to open bank accounts in their names. The defendant would steal this information from mailboxes. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.
District Attorney Coker said of the verdict, “Identity Fraud is becoming more common in Fayette County. This defendant came into our county with the intent to defraud and victimize citizens here. This sentence should be a message to those like this defendant. You will not get away with crimes like this in Fayette County. Thank you to law enforcement, the witnesses, and the jurors for their roles in achieving this verdict.”