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Accused property scammer Shaun Anaya faces more charges

On Tuesday a Bernalillo County grand jury indicted Olive Tree Property Management owner, Shaun Anaya on three more charges connected to an arrest on December.

At the time, police locked him up for breaking and entering, fraud and conspiracy.

The grand jury added the charges of falsely obtaining the home, residential burglary and possession of burglary tools.

An Albuquerque family said Anaya, out on a $7,500 bond, isn’t laying low.

Jonathan Chavez and Lonna Juarez say Anaya rented them a northwest Albuquerque home on Monday for $500 a month and a $400 deposit.

They’ve since found out it isn’t Anaya’s property to rent.

“He took the last bit of money that we had," says Juarez. The family feels hurt after dealing with Anaya. “Anything he said was a lie," Chavez said.

The couple said Anaya not only took their money but he apparently has kept their children from going to school.

"We can get register our kids in school because we don't have proof or residency," says Chavez.

They go on to say Anaya illegally turned on the electricity and left them without running water.

"We have to go back and for to his aunt and sisters house to bath and wash clothes,” says Juarez.

It doesn’t end there.

Yesterday cops were called out to a different home near Coors and St. Joseph.

The person in charge of maintaining home says he found dozens of incriminating files he believes belong to Anaya.

The person turned the documents over to police.

Neighbors said they believe Anaya was using the $500,000 pad as a safehouse to store his stuff.

Calls to Anaya went unreturned. Since the new charges were filed a bench warrant has not been issued.

Anaya will however have to be arraigned for these new charges, a date hasn’t been set.

If convicted of all six charges, according to the sentencing guidelines, he could face up to eight years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

He remains out of jail on the original $7,500 bond.


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