From KGET.com, a bank requested Friday Bakersfield Police file a crime report regarding appliances taken from a home once owned by Crisp and Cole Real Estate agent Jeriel Salinas.
Officers arrived at the home in Seven Oaks just before 10 a.m. for an inspection.
The current listing agent said a $4,600-Viking stove was taken from the home, along with a microwave and dishwasher.
A witness said the alleged theft occurred a couple of days prior to the bank taking the home back due to foreclosure.
From KGET.com. “There’s a new problem with real estate foreclosures as some residents have resorted to stripping everything from appliances to door-knobs from foreclosed homes before the houses go back to the bank.”
“17 News has uncovered two cases where the homes that have belonged to former members of the Crisp and Cole Real Estate team. The first home was owned by Jeriel Salinas, a current agent with Crisp Realty.”
“‘When we came in, we noticed that the appliances were missing,’ said real estate agent Susan Ferguson, who said, after walking into a Seven Oaks home, ‘Oops, there’s no stove. Oh wait a minute, there’s no dishwasher. No hang on a minute, there’s a microwave missing.’”
“Salinas stopped making payments on the home, so the lender took it back. Workers at another home said what occured at the Seven Oaks home is a drop in the bucket, saying door handles have been taken before.”
“‘My boss just spent $1,300 replacing the door handles,’ said construction worker Robert Velez.”
“Velez walked 17 News through a million-dollar home formerly owned by Crisp and Cole Real Estate broker Jayson Costa. Velez said business is good.”
“‘We’ve done a lot of foreclosures, and yeah, a lot lot of houses,’ he said.”
Friday, October 26, 2007
Posted by Bakersfield Bubble at 2:48 PM