You might think it would be difficult to steal a $1 million house. Millionaires love security systems and living in fancy gated neighborhoods with rent-a-cops, after all. But an Oklahoma woman recently proved that its only difficult if someone finds out.
The first thing you have to do is strike up a relationship with Norwegian boat racer Tor Staubo, who paid cash for his $1.2 million Grand Lake mansion and its furniture. Next, you date him for a year and then wait for him to leave the country. Then you forge a land deed and form a fake corporation to obtain control of the humble abode. Finally, you dont get caught. Unfortunately, 61-year-old Betty Pitts-Cartwright, a former Oklahoma attorney, forgot about that last step.
On July 10, she pleaded guilty to obtaining property by fraud and perjury in relation to the stolen property, NewsOK.com reported.
Pitts-Cartwright and two accomplices one of them her daughter were caught when Staubo received an anonymous letter.