James Michael Newburn, 34, is facing multiple fraud charges related to identify theft and schemes to defraud others on Craigslist.

James Michael Newburn, 34, is facing multiple fraud charges related to identify theft and schemes to defraud others on Craigslist.

Ashley Anne Fairchild, 34,  was recently arrested and charged with 17 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Ashley Anne Fairchild, 34, was recently arrested and charged with 17 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

An alleged con man is behind bars after an investigation by the Mobile Police Department led authorities to James Michael Newburn, 34, who’s charged with multiple counts of theft by deception and identity theft.

By the numbers, Newburn is charged with 21 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, second degree theft of property, identity theft and is additionally charged with operating a scheme on Craigslist to defraud others.

Newburn is currently on bond for theft by deception charges in Mobile County — the result of selling electronics on Craigslist to a victim, but delivering a wrapped up rock and other items to deceive the victim.

Ashley Anne Fairchild, 34, was also arrested and charged with 17 counts fraudulent use of a credit card in connection with this case.

During the investigation, additional victims were discovered to have been deceived by Newburn by purchasing advertised electronics on Craigslist and receiving packaged household items. Should anyone believe they may be a victim of this suspect, please contact Mobile Police at (251) 208-7211 or call the Fourth Precinct at (251) 208-1300.