Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Freeze! It's the bank!

Police said they believe the incident is part of a "cash for keys" scam in which the renters planned to stay in the bank-owned home until they received a payment from the bank in exchange for moving out.

The home was empty this morning, except for a few personal belongings and landscaping tools.

Being sought on criminal trespass charges are Phillis Powers, a real estate agent who police say rented the house out without legal authority to do so; Carver Barney, his wife Sandra, and her brother Dennis Eugene. Police believe the four suspects are related: Sandra Barney and Dennis Eugene are thought to be Powers' siblings. Police said Eugene has an outstanding warrant involving another matter, but provided no details this morning.

The raid on the home disrupted a peaceful neighborhood that is home to several influential Sacramentans, including members of the Maloof family, who own the Sacramento Kings, and Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez.

Read the rest at the SacBee.


Jim the Realtor said...

This week I heard my first case of a squatter, and her dog, living in a bank-owned house in a gated community for months without utilities!

It brought a lot of attention from the neighbors, and the minute they got her out, there were multiple offers!

New marketing strategy for the banks?

Santa Flipper Clause said...

Ho Ho Ho - It's Santa Flipper Clause

I think it's coal for Phillis Powers for Christmas.

Santa F. Clause

Akubi said...

Not entirely OT, but OctoWomby really puts Casey to shame and is another spoiled, deluded example of why California is so screwed: NADYA Suleman must be a closet Monty Python fan.

SmellyPogoStick said...

Someday soon these evictions are going to start ending badly. It won't be the evictees the sheriff will have to worry about, it will be the snipers, oops, I mean residents in the surrounding homes.

Rob Dawg said...

It will be the mistake when "1606 Calle De Stucco" is mistaken for "1660 Calle De Stucco."