Chris Brown the victim of identity theft?
theGrio REPORT - Chris Brown is now in the middle of yet another criminal investigation - except this time he's the victim.
Chris Brown is now in the middle of yet another criminal investigation — except this time, he’s the victim. When Brown was jailed for leaving rehab back in April — on his way to Washington D.C. for his hearing on assault charges, he first made a stop at San Bernardino County Jail. Even though he was only there a day or so, protocol still required he be given an inmate I.D.
Now, it’s been discovered that at some point while he was in transit, his I.D was passed along to an unauthorized third party.
Today, authorities confirmed to TMZ that Chris Brown’s stolen I.D was for sale online for a whopping $10,000. Upon hearing about the security breach, Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, filed a complaint with the sheriff’s departments, which prompted them to launch an investigation into the matter. The stolen identification was traced back to someone living in the San Bernardino area. However, during the suspect’s interrogation, he gave fuzzy details about getting it from a friend — who got it from a friend.
The investigation is still pending as law enforcement remains unclear as to exactly how Chris Brown’s identification made its way out of police custody.