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According to reports issued by the U.S. Justice Department, a real estate agent pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal government property. Sember Lynn Smathers, 49, has been accused of selling household appliances she illegally removed from vacant homes owned by the federal housing agency.
Court records, that have since been made public, indicate that Smathers stole approximately $13,678 worth of appliances from vacant homes. She used her position as a real estate agent to gain access to the listings of vacant homes in the Charlotte area that were owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urbane Development (HUD). Smathers used her HUD master key to enter each vacant home and steal whatever she could, including refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, clothes and lawn maintenance equipment.
Smathers then proceeded to elicit the goods over several Internet websites and through a business she established called “Cheap Stuff.”