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.
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