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Suspect arrested in Tempe accused of stealing credit cards from deceased

Jason Siebert-Thomas was arrested Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Tempe, Arizona, accused of ordering duplicate credit cards of victims who had medical problems or who were deceased.

PHOENIX — A Tempe, Arizona, man was arrested Thursday for using information of people who had recently died to order duplicate credit cards using the victims’ information.

Jason Siebert-Thomas, 34, was arrested near the 6100 South block of Parkside Drive in Tempe after a joint-investigation by Tempe PD, Glendale PD, Paradise Valley PD, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Siebert-Thomas was accused of obtaining the information of over 150 people who had medical problems or had recently died, and making over $300,000 worth of purchases from the stolen credit cards he used.

He was arrested and booked for five felony counts, including theft and fraud schemes, and charged with one misdemeanor.

Victims were identified in Tempe, Glendale and Paradise Valley, while investigators are still trying to determine if there are additional suspects who might have aided Siebert-Thomas.

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