Police arrest Palmer Stubblefield for identity theft

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A man picked up in Jonesboro for a probation violation turned out to have credit cards and mail that weren't in his name and police charged him with identity theft.

    Authorities say U.S. Marshals asked Jonesboro police to arrest 31-year-old Palmer Tyson Stubblefield of Blytheville when he checked into a local motel.

    The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/9ZDROv ) that when officers arrested Stubblefield they found a notebook containing personal identification numbers and other information gleaned from a Little Rock trucking company.

    Special Judge Curt Huckaby found probable cause to charge Stubblefield with a single count of financial identity fraud. He remains in the Craighead County Jail on $500,000 bond.

    Jonesboro Detective Jason Simpkins told the judge that a number of other jurisdictions are expected to file similar charges against Stubblefield.

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