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Malta man accused of bilking mobile home buyer

Malta man accused of bilking mobile home buyer

A Malta resident was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing from a woman trying to buy his mobile

A Malta resident was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing from a woman trying to buy his mobile home, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department said.

Brian J. Bakerian, 33, of Arbor Avenue, Malta Gardens, was charged with third-degree grand larceny following an investigation into the sale of a mobile home.

It is alleged he took $4,000 to sell the mobile home, but failed to turn the property over to the buyer. After the complainant made several attempts to recover the money she had paid, Bakerian asked for more money to complete the sale, investigators said.

The woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office, which determined Bakerian had not used the funds he received to pay off the balance on the mobile home. He was arraigned in Milton Town Court by Judge John Mancini and jailed in lieu of bail.

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