An Elbert County resident can rest easy now, after two Atlanta men are behind bars on identity theft related charges.
According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, who asked not to be identified, began to notice some unusual purchases around October 21st.
Scarborough said that one of the suspects was arrested in an Atlanta motel using the Elbert County victim’s identity.
After being arrested, the suspected informed officers where his partner was located, which led to a search warrant being carried out at an Atlanta address.
“They found a card maker where they were actually making drivers licenses and identity cards. They also found a receipt where a computer was ordered using the Elbert County victim’s name”, explained Scarborough. “The two suspects would order anything they could order in your name, and when they thought they were close to getting caught, they would change identities again.”
Arrested was Jonathon Marcel Perry, 36, and Brandon Mitchell Williams, 30, both of an Atlanta address.
Both are facing felony Identify Fraud charges from Elbert County, but according to Scarborough, the two individuals are facing similar charges in a handful of counties across the state.
The pair has been granted no bond, and remains in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center.
A hold has been placed on Perry and Williams by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.