Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Stranger’s House on Craigslist

The latest Craigslist scam.

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A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to sell a home that didn’t belong to him on Craigslist.

John David Seiberling, resident of Golden Valley, Ariz., was taken in custody “on suspicion of fraudulent schemes and theft,” the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press and Kingman Daily Miner.

A couple gave the suspect a $3,000 check as down payment and was told lease payments would be $300 a month, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. Police said when the keys to the house did not work, the couple reached out to the owner on the lease agreement — a completely different person who said the house was not for sale in any way.

Seiberling is being held on a $5,000 bond, the money for which he hopefully does not get by selling anything else on Craigslist.

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3 comments
ShamsAci
ShamsAci

CREATIVE LIVING AWARENESS WELFARE (CLAW):

 There are fraud property dealers wander here and there looking for simple people from who they take token money as down payment promising to provide them houses or apartments who ultimately have been proved as to be 420 people. There are others who get prepared forged documents of properties and try to occupy other peoples' properties. We should be aware of such fraud 420 people in our society. Finding such ones should be reported against for justified judicial action against them.

WrightAaronM
WrightAaronM

Wow. That is classy. Did he really think he wouldn't get caught trying to sell someone else's house? #genius

DavidLustig
DavidLustig

You mean you can't do that?


Banks mistakenly do it all the time with complete impunity.