Winslow Township NJ police arrested two locals accused of committing fraud by attempting to sell a stove from a foreclosed house.
The suspects, a 48-year-old male and a 48-year-old female, both live on the 100 block of Meadow Lane in the Sicklerville area of Winslow, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspects went online and posted an advertisement through Craigslist. The ad was for a new stove.
However, authorities believe that the suspects did not own the stove. The stove was located in a home on Wagon Wheel Drive in Winslow Township, New Jersey. At the time of the alleged sale of the stove, the house was in foreclosure.
When two real estate agents with ReMax Preferred in Marlton noticed the alleged fraud, they contacted the Winslow Township Police Department. Winslow NJ detectives then went undercover and reportedly worked out a deal to purchase the stove from the suspects.
The two suspects now face criminal charges for burglary, theft of movable property, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were remanded to the Camden County Jail in Camden, NJ.
For further information about this case, check out the Cherry Hill Courier Post article, “Police: Pair Tried to Sell Stove from Foreclosed Home.”