LISBON - A woman's two sons have filed a lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court claiming their mother used their identities to obtain lines of credit between 2005 and 2010.
Jacob Williams of Salem and Leonard J. Williams III of Westlake filed the lawsuit against their mother, Leann Williams, who currently lives in Warren but reportedly lived in Columbiana County during the time period indicated.
According to court documents, Leann Williams used her son's birthdates, Social Security numbers, addresses and driver's license numbers. She is also accused of forging their signatures to obtain credit.
In a 2010 criminal case, Williams, 45, was convicted of two fifth-degree felony misuse of credit card charges and was sentenced to two years probation in August 2010. In addition to credit cards, the new civil lawsuit claims she also obtained student loans from several funding sources.
About $66,000 of the loans were applied to the sons' educations at Youngstown State University. However, the remaining money she obtained reportedly was used by her.
The sons are seeking more than $25,000 in damages.