Deer Creek man jailed for stealing identitiesPublished 11:16am Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A 57-year-old Deer Creek man was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison last week after he was convicted for aggravated identity theft dating back to 1993.
In addition to an identity theft conviction, Frank Chester Brown was convicted for making false statements in a U.S. passport application and false representation of a social security number.
In his guilty plea filed this spring, Brown admitted to applying for a passport under the stolen name in 2004. He had been using the identity of someone he knew since 1993, obtaining a social security card in that name in 1994.
Law enforcement was alerted to the crimes in May 2010, when the real owner of the identity Brown was using applied for a passport. Brown fled the authorities and was eventually apprehended in Alabama on Oct. 5, 2011.