Jail didn’t stop inmate from stealing identities
A Pasco County inmate managed to rack up dozens of new identity theft charges, all while behind bars
By Vanessa Ruffes
My Fox Tampa Bay
NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County inmate managed to rack up dozens of new identity theft charges, all while behind bars, the sheriff’s office says.
According to Pasco County court records, Brian Chipman’s arrests in the county began back in 1998, with charges ranging from burglary to aggravated battery.
Back in February, Chipman was arrested and charged with stealing 3,000 pieces of mail from Pasco residents. Detectives found him in possession of checkbooks, credit cards, and bank statements, and authorities suspected he was looking for information to fraudulently file tax returns.