An Arizona teenager friend who was missing earlier this month was arrested and charged with identity theft and counterfeiting – alleged crimes that have nothing to do with her disappearance.

Jon Christopher Clark, 23, was charged with 22 cases of serious identity theft and two fakes following a search of his car earlier this week, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Kiera Bergman, 19, who has not been seen since her separation from Clark on 4 August, is still considered the missing person.

The police received a search warrant for his car on August 13, and "numerous items containing personal identification data and counterfeits were found."

Clark, who was arrested on Friday, is charged only with identity theft and counterfeiting.

Kiera Bergman, 19, has not been seen since leaving her job in Phoenix on August 4, 2018. Her family is desperate for answers.Kiersten Bragg
Kiera Bergman, 19, has not been seen since leaving her job in Phoenix on August 4, 2018. Her family is desperate for answers.

Bergman left work early on August 4 in a furniture store and was driven by Clark to her home. Before being arrested, Clark told HuffPost on Friday that the two were arguing and she left.

Jon Christopher Clark, 23, was arrested on Friday, August 17, 2018 and charged with 22 serious identity theft cases and two counterfeits.Maricopa County sheriff's office
Jon Christopher Clark, 23, was arrested on Friday, August 17, 2018 and charged with 22 serious identity theft cases and two counterfeits.

Bergman's wallet, purse and car were found in her apartment in Phoenix, according to Bergman's father Chris Bragg.

A native of San Diego, Bergman moved to Phoenix in March to speak with Clark, her family said. Her father described it as a "back and forth relationship," and when they split up recently, Bergman moved in with a roommate.

PHOTO: Kiera Bergman, 19, is featured in this undated family photo.Kiersten Bragg
Kiera Bergman, 19, is featured in this undated family photo.

The teenager's mother said when she last spoke to her on July 30, she did not seem like "her normal, happy self."

"When she moved here, I noticed that a lot of it has changed," said Bergman's mother, Kiersten Bragg, ABC News earlier this week. "I know they fought a lot and I feel that the pressure of this relationship had a lot to do with their feelings … they did not seem to be as happy as before."

"The circumstances of her disappearance are suspicious," said the police.

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