A 37-year-old Mesa man accused of forging checks and running up charges on a deceased woman’s credit card was arrested Tuesday.
David J. Simon was arrested on suspicion of theft, forgery and identity theft about 9 a.m. in connection to forging Rea Rubino’s signature on checks and credit cards, totaling more than $15,000. Additionally, Simon also received $9,300 that was surrendered from her life insurance policy, according to a Mesa police report.
Rubino’s son told police that his mother died April 9 and that Simon and his girlfriend were using his mother’s identity to obtain goods and services by forging her name, the report stated.
Simon and his girlfriend, who said they were starting an adult home care facility, had moved in with Rubino and they started using her personal bank account and credit cards in October, according to the police report.
It wasn’t immediately known if Simon’s girlfriend is facing any charges for the alleged crimes.