Police: Man claimed relative died, sold her home

Authorities are accusing a San Antonio man of selling a relative's home after falsely claiming the woman had died.

The San Antonio Express-News reports police began investigating Stephen Guajardo in August after he sold the house.

According to an arrest affidavit, Guajardo presented documents claiming his relative had died in July 2013. The 89-year-old woman is still alive and living in another state.

Police say Guajardo's relative had a brother with two daughters but that Guajardo falsified documents to say the brother, who had died, had no children and that Guajardo was the brother's sole heir.

Guajardo sold the home in August for $8,000, even though the home was appraised at $22,910 in 2013.

Guajardo faces four charges, including theft of an elderly person and tampering with government records.

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