Authorities in Middlesex County reported today that a Sayreville man has been arrested and charged with stealing credit cards and belongings of several deceased persons while transporting their bodies to the morgue.
Officials said Mr. Kevin Thomas Jr., 43, of Sayreville, 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.
Thomas then fraudulently used the stolen credit cards to purchase plane tickets, groceries, movie tickets and other items at various small businesses throughout Middlesex County.
Following an investigation by Sergeant William Fama of the Milltown Police Department and Detective Marcus Goode of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas was arrested at his home on April 19.
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.
After his arrest, Thomas was lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant William Fama of the Milltown Police Department at 732-828-2100 ext. 133 and Detective Marcus Goode of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4274.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Thomas are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.