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Probable Cause Found in Milwaukee County Identity Theft Case


MILWAUKEE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Brandon A. Gipson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was bound over for trial and arraigned in Milwaukee County on four counts of identity theft in State of Wisconsin v. Brandon A. Gipson, Milwaukee County Case No. 09-CF-1259.   Gipson, who was in custody, entered a plea of not guilty.


According to the criminal complaint, 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.


The next court date will be a scheduling conference on July 7th, 2009 before Judge William W. Brash, III, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 21. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.


At this stage of the proceedings, the charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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