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Transporter of the deceased charged with stealing their belongings on way to the morgue

 

 

A Sayreville man has been charged with stealing credit cards and belongings of several deceased persons while transporting their bodies to the morgue.

Kevin Thomas Jr., 43, allegedly used his position as a driver for a service company that transports deceased individuals to gain access to the belongings of several deceased individuals and removed credit cards, wallets and other possessions of the deceased while he transported the bodies, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Brian Knelle of the Milltown Police Department on April 20.

Thomas then fraudulently used the stolen credit cards to purchase plane tickets, groceries, movie tickets and other items at various small business throughout Middlesex County, according to the allegations.

Following an investigation by Sgt. William Fama of the Milltown Police Department and Detective Marcus Goode of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas was apprehended at his home on April 19, according to the statement.

He was charged with third- and fourth-degree credit card theft, third-degree identity theft, fourth-degree possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and three counts of fourth-degree possession of a credit card without consent, according to the statement.

Thomas was lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center as of press time.

Anyone with information should call Fama at 732-828-2100, ext. 133, or Goode at 732-745-4274.

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