KPD e-News Release: Man Charged with Identity Theft after Impersonating both a Kingsport Police Officer and a TN Highway Patrolman

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Man Charged with Identity Theft after Impersonating both a Kingsport Police Officer and a TN Highway Patrolman
DATE: September 9, 2015
CASE #: 15-019521
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On September 6, 2015, the Kingsport Police Department received a complaint from a woman regarding ongoing harassment from a man known to her as Mark Orbin Sloan. Further investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division revealed that in an attempt to recover disputed property in her possession, Mr. Sloan sent the woman a series of text messages from an unknown phone number.

In the messages, Mr. Sloan purported to be both a Kingsport Police Officer and a Tennessee Highway Patrolman. He also claimed that he had a subpoena to deliver to her and threatened her with both incarceration and humiliation via social media if she did not comply.

As a result of the investigation, K.P.D. Detectives obtained a warrant charging Mr. Sloan with Identity Theft. On September 9, 2015 at approximately 3:15 PM, Mr. Sloan surrendered himself at the Kingsport Justice Center. He was incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail in lieu of a $3,000 bond.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mark Orbin Sloan
Age Date of Birth 3/27/1960

55 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 916 Quillen Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Identity Theft

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit