Saturday, March 3, 2012

Foreclosed Homeowner Charged With Felony Theft After Appliances, Fixtures, Etc. Found Missing From Home One Day After Move-Out

In Oakdale, Minnesota, the Oakdale Patch reports:

  • The owner of an Oakdale home was charged with stealing more than $1,000 worth of items from a home that she had agreed to vacate after it fell into foreclosure. Jennifer L. Schiemann, 32, had agreed to move out of the home by June 5 of last year as part of a settlement agreement, according to the Washington County District Court complaint.

  • The man who was taking ownership of the home (he was not identified in the court complaint) took photographs there on June 1, which showed that all of the fixtures and appliances were present, the complaint says.

  • On June 5 Schiemann called him and asked for one more day to move out of the home, which he said was OK, the complaint says. On June 6, when he went to the home, he discovered that a doorbell, fan and light kit, deadbolt, storm door, light fixtures, chandelier, thermostat, doorknobs, kitchen and bathroom cabinet drawers, a refrigerator, a shower head and other items totaling $3,699 in replacement value had been stolen from the home.

  • Schiemann is charged with felony level theft, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Source: Homeowner Charged With Stripping House Before Vacating (Woman allegedly stole items including a refrigerator, light fixtures and even doorknobs from the home).

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