Jason Siebert-Thomas (left) and Daylon Pierce (Source: Arizona Attorney General's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
Two men are facing charges in connection with a credit card scheme that targeted people who are dead.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the indictments Tuesday.
A Tempe Police Department investigation uncovered the scheme and so far has identified nine victims, although more may be discovered as the investigation continues.
Police arrested Jason Siebert-Thomas at his home on Jan. 12. Investigators determined that Daylon G. Pierce was also involved in the scheme and he was arrested as well.
From August 2016 to January 2017, a Tempe police investigation revealed Siebert-Thomas and Pierce allegedly used victims' personal information to obtain duplicate credit cards and make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases from luxury stores and hotels.
Siebert-Thomas is currently facing 14 felony counts including fraudulent schemes and artifices, taking the identity of another, conspiracy, forgery, and failure to register as a sex offender. Pierce is currently facing seven felony counts including fraudulent schemes and artifices, conspiracy, and taking the identity of another.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Arizona Attorney General's Office at 602-542-4973.
In addition, Pierce is accused of scamming 13 women and faces 29 felony charges for his alleged involvement in online dating scams.