Foxy Brown's brother gets prison for NYC ID theft

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Posted: Sep 28, 2011 6:48 PM
Foxy Brown's brother gets prison for NYC ID theft

Rapper Foxy Brown's brother is headed to prison for using forged credit cards to go on a luxury shopping spree and club jaunt in New York City.

Gavin Marchand didn't speak as he was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 to five years in prison. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty last month to identity theft.

Authorities say he racked up an $8,000 tab on phony credit cards at an Hermes boutique in Manhattan in August 2010. Prosecutors say the cards were fake, but they had legitimate account numbers that belonged to other people.

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Marchand's guilty plea also resolved charges that he used bogus cards to spend thousands of dollars at a Manhattan nightclub.

Born Inga Marchand, the platinum-selling Foxy Brown became known for her racy rhymes and image in the 1990s.