Denver pair arrested in foreclosure theft
Eddie Brown, 53 and Tamara Frawley, 44, both of Denver, were arrested last week for allegedly stealing personal property while conducting restoration work as part of foreclosure proceedings on a Carbondale home.
According to Brown’s arrest affidavit, Carbondale police noticed Brown and Frawley at the home, which belonged to mother of a police department employee, on June 25. They confronted the pair, who reported that they were working for Colorado Restoration Plus and Five Brothers Default Management and were tasked with removing health hazards such as chemicals, trash, and scrap from house. The residence had been deemed abandoned and was scheduled for foreclosure.
Police contacted the owner’s daughter, who reported that several items were missing, including a generator, a set of dishes, several hunting knives, three dresser drawers of ammunition and some reloading equipment, with a total estimated value in excess $3,000.
Five Brothers, which has a policy against removal of private property, told police that they had worked with Colorado Restoration Plus without any such complaints since 2012.
Due to the owner’s indirect association with the Carbondale Police Department, the case was turned over to an investigator with the District Attorney’s Office, who drafted the affidavit and obtained a warrant for Brown and Frawley on July 23.
Brown was detained on Aug. 29 and officially booked on Sept. 2, and Frawley was arrested on Aug. 30. They face potential charges of felony theft.
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