Officers of the Jonesboro Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Craighead County Sheriff's Office worked together in the arrest of Palmer Tyson Stubblefield, 31, at the Motel 6 on South Caraway Road in Jonesboro.
Jonesboro Police say upon Stubblefield's arrest, officers found a notebook containing many names and personal identifying numbers, among other information on a number of people.
The notebook also contained mail belonging to victims from various locations around the state, police said.
Stubblefield also allegedly had several credit cards from various credit card companies which were in names other than his own.
The investigation shows Stubblefield gained the victim's personal information while working at a trucking company in Little Rock.
Officials say Stubblefield got some of the information by allegedly stealing mail at various locations around the state. He is also alleged to have obtained the stolen mail and used the victim's information to get credit cards.
Stubblefield's bond was set at $500,000. He will appear in court in late December for his first appearance.
Police advise Arkansans to keep a close watch on their mail and on their credit reports. If something seems out of place, look into it. The sooner a discrepancy is located the sooner one can be protected from the identity theft. If something is located on your credit cards or your credit report, notify the creditor to begin the process of clearing the discrepancy. It is also important to shred or destroy any documents that contain personal information.