Michael Jackson's estate is accusing a man named Jeffre Phillips of stealing valuable pieces of property from the King of Pop.

Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, at his lavish Los Angeles, Calif. home after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest.

The estate is alleging Phillips purposely used the shock and ensuing chaos in the days following the beloved artist's tragic death to rob them blind.

Jeffre Phillips,  apparently used his 9-day stay in Michael's Carolwood House to steal personal and private property.

Michael's estate claims Phillips started staying at the home right after MJ died on June 25, 2009 and pulled off brazen acts of theft

making off with items including MJ's iPhone, California drivers license, prescription pill bottles with pills inside and some clothes.

Michael's estate claims Phillips also stole handwritten notes from MJ ... plus a briefcase filled with personal and business papers, as well as video cameras, computers and hard drives.

Brush Stroke

The timing of the filing is interesting ... it was filed Friday, just before the 13th anniversary of Michael's death.