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Tempe man gets prison for using credit cards of dead people

October 10, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A Tempe man has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for using the credit cards of deceased people.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says Jason Siebert-Thomas also will be on supervised probation for three years.

Tempe police say Siebert-Thomas obtained the personal information of more than 150 victims who either had medical problems or had recently died.

Family members of the deceased individuals say the 35-year-old Siebert-Thomas had no relationship to the victims.

Police say Siebert-Thomas used the credit cards to make more than $300,000 in purchases, with some of the single purchases exceeding $5,000.

He was indicted in January 2017.

Siebert-Thomas pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices, aggravated taking the identity of another person or entity and taking the identity of another person or entity.

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