PHOENIX — The boyfriend of a missing Phoenix woman made his initial appearance in court Saturday as he faces nearly two dozen charges of identity theft.
Jon Christopher Clark was arrested and booked into jail Friday.
Clark had a warrant from out of state, but was also booked in Phoenix with new charges, including 22 counts of aggravated taking identity of another person and two counts of forgery.
According to court documents, Clark was found to have the "identifying information for 21 individuals" in his possession. The information belonged to people who lived in the San Diego County area.
Court documents said the information included valid California ID cards and life insurance application forms containing bank account information with Clark's signature as the insurance agent.
Clark was found to have two South Carolina licenses with the name Jean Deborah Pannel and two California licenses with the name Deborah Jean Pannell. His photograph was on the licenses, according to court documents.
He was assigned a public defender and his next court date was set for Friday.
Clark’s 19-year-old girlfriend, Kiera Bergman, went missing Saturday, Aug. 11, from her Glendale home and hasn’t been seen since then.
Clark was questioned by detectives, but he denies having anything to do with his girlfriend’s disappearance.