Homeless woman gives phony name after being caught entering vacant house

Angela Williams

A homeless woman was charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer when she was caught entering a vacant house in Ocala on Wednesday night.

The homeowner told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that an unidentified white female had been staying at his vacant house on Juniper Pass Trail. While the deputy was conducting his investigation, a white female approached the house and tried to enter, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The woman identified herself as “Angela Lynn Miller,” but further investigation revealed she was actually Angela Marie Williams, 38, who had an active warrant for defrauding an innkeeper. Williams told the deputy she gave a different name because she knew she was wanted for questioning and she was “afraid to go back to jail,” the report said.

Williams was booked in the Marion County Jail on both the false ID and the fraud charges. She’s being held on $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on June 12.