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Woman charged with real estate con

Mia Scullark (Source: SCSO) Mia Scullark (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A woman is behind bars, accused of conning two people into purchasing homes.

One victim said he met Scullark in April 2014 when he found a dilapidated house on Bluebell Road in Memphis that he wanted to fix up and live in.

Scullark told him the house would cost $10,500, and the man started paying her toward an agreed-upon price of $10,000.  After he gave her $9,000, Scullark made a fake deed of trust for the property and gave it to him to file at the Trustee's Office.

The deed said Scullark won the residence at a public auction.  However, a detective found no substitute deed of trust for her company Estate Financial Services.

After living in the home for two years and spending $25,000 to renovate the property, the victim got a note from an attorney's office out of Georgia that he was being sued for moving into the house, actually owned by Bank of America.

The second victim told police that she met Mia Scullark in May 2014 when Scullark sold her a home on Maple Tree Drive. The home cost $13,000, and the woman paid Scullark $8,000 up front with the promise of an additional $5,000.

Two weeks after moving in, the victim got a notice saying CitiMortage Inc. won the property at a public foreclosure auction and she would have to move.

The victim said Scullark told her she owned the property and gave her a fake deed of trust, which she filed in the Registers Office, making the victim the owner.

Scullark is charged with theft of property in both cases.

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