A Valley man is accused of using the identity of a deceased friend to purchase a car.
Glendale police report 55-year-old Charles Harrison Poole allegedly used the fake identity to buy a car from several car dealerships in Glendale.
Police say the widow of Poole's deceased friend confronted him after getting letters from her credit union.
Poole reportedly told police that his friend has been dead for about a year and because they are similar in appearance, he used the victim’s driver’s license and social security card to get approved for car purchases. However, he was unable to complete the deals because he did not have a current pay stub in his friend's name.
Poole was arrested near 55th Avenue and Union Hills Drive in north Phoenix.
Authorities say they found Poole in possession of the victim's Social Security Card. He reportedly told police where he had hidden the victim’s driver’s license.
He's been charged with identity theft.