Hampton man charged with 8 counts of identity theft

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Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on Sept. 27 in connection with a identity theft case which occurred between December 2009 and March 2011, charging a Hampton man with eight counts.

Investigators have arrested Marcus Brown, 28, of Hampton and charged him with eight counts of identity theft, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Brown fraudulently using a family member’s social security number to purchase a new vehicle, obtain an apartment home and open several Wells Fargo bank accounts over a several year time period.