Monday, January 25, 2010

Identity Thief Charged With Violating Probation

Monterey's Hilltop Express newspaper is reporting that a former Monterey
man wound up in the Jackson County Jail on violation of probation charges after
he was finally found living in Cookeville apartment. 29-year-old Ben Bowman had reportedly been convicted on charges of felony identity theft in Jackson County Criminal Court and had been placed on probation for a term of four years. But he allegedly failed to report to his probation officer, missed several scheduled appointments and failed to report a permanent address. He had also not paid supervision fees or had a DNA test completed. Authorities reportedly tracked him down through the internet services MySpace and Facebook, where he was allegedly using someone else's identity there as well.