Man charged in south side real estate scam

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man was preliminarily charged for a real estate scam on Wednesday.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says David Garden is accused of scamming homeowners and possible renters out of money and real estate. An internal investigation by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office ended in the arrest of Garden.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Garden attempted to gain properties on the south side of Indianapolis, telling homeowners he could help them obtain a short-sale for their home. His targets were primarily homeowners facing financial difficulties.

Garden was charged with corrupt business influence, 11 counts of forgery and 15 counts of theft. He also faces pending code violations.

Anyone with further information regarding the case should call the Marion County Prosecutor’s Good Government Hotline at (317)327-2700. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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