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April 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Area man accused of fraudulently claiming ownership of unoccupied homes

A local man is accused of fraudulently claiming ownership of two unoccupied homes – one in Olympia, the other in Yelm – by filing “affidavits of adverse possession” in the Thurston County Auditor’s Office. He is accused of going to the homes, changing the locks, and trying to rent one of them to a woman who lost $500 after signing a fraudulent rental agreement with him, court papers state.

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