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Milwaukee County Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Case

 

MILWAUKEE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that a Milwaukee County man was sentenced today for identity theft.

 

Van Hollen said that Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David A. Hansher sentenced Brandon A. Gipson, 25, to 4 years incarceration and 5 years extended supervision.  Gipson was convicted on October 1, 2009, after entering guilty pleas to four counts of unauthorized use of an individual's personal identifying information, a Class H Felony.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the State, Gipson was involved in a series of identity thefts throughout 2008.  The complaint details how Gipson electronically filled out change of address forms to forward victims' mail in order to intercept mail intended for the victims.  The complaint further alleges Gipson used credit cards in the name of the victims to purchase goods and services.

 

Van Hollen said citizens could learn more about identity theft and ways to protect themselves by reading DOJ Brochure on Identity Theft.

 

Resources to help consumers are also available through the Office of Privacy Protection's Web Site and the Federal Trade Commission's Web Site.

 

Assistant Attorney General Nelle R. Rohlich prosecuted the case for the State of Wisconsin.