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Woman charged with falsely selling people homes

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The victim said he thought he had done everything he was supposed to when he purchased a foreclosed home. However, he said he discovered a shocking truth that what he thought was his new residence was not his at all. 

In fact, police said he is not alone. According to police, it has happened to multiple people, but only one person is to blame.

Mia Scullark, 38, is now behind bars after police said she reportedly sold multiple homes that were not hers to sell and she didn't have the authority to sell.

"Two years later they tell me everything was fraudulent," Fred McCaster said.

McCaster said he gave $10,500 in cash for a home in the 4000 block of Bluebell Street. When he took the deed of trust to the registrar's office, even they said everything was legitimate.

"Everyone at the registrars office said the paperwork was legit," McCaster said.

He said it wasn't until he had lived in the home for two years, and had spent $20,000 in renovations, that he had found out the house was actually still owned by Bank of America.

"They said the stamp she put on the paperwork was stolen," McCaster said.

He was told the seal on the deed was real, but it had been stolen.

He said other people in his family also feel victim, and police said a home in the 5000 block of Maple tree was also used by Scullark to trick someone out of $8,000. 

Now, McCaster wants to warn others as he is still working to get his money back.

"So, I don't know how I am going to get my money back, or what is going to happen, or anything," McCaster said.

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