Man Arrested For Selling Home He Didn't Own

October 23, 2013

A man in northwestern Arizona has been arrested after trying to a sell a Golden Valley home he didn’t actually own.

Trish Carter with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old John Seiberling listed the house on Craigslist and accepted a $3,000 deposit from a woman who wanted to buy it.

"Upon arrival the keys weren't working, they were not able to get in, and furthermore they were not able to contact him," Carter said.

Carter says the suspect was only leasing the home, and that the actual owner was quite surprised to learn about the fraud.