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Former property manager found guilty of theft

Posted at 10:53 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 12:31:27-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man accused of targeting homeowners near foreclosure and renting out their properties without their knowledge was found guilty of 22 charges Wednesday night.

The jury returned a guilty verdict on corrupt business influence, theft and forgery, among others.

He will be sentenced on May 25 and will report to Community Corrections Thursday.

In 2012, Call 6 Investigates exposed Garden’s questionable home selling practices.

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Cal 6 Investigates showed how Garden would sell or rent homes that were in deplorable conditions or that he did not own.

In 2014, his real estate license was revoked, and in May 2014 the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed criminal charges for running what they called a “real estate scam.”

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