A lemons-to-lemonade business plan for the Age of Malaise: You find a swank home, foreclosed and empty. You fix up the place -- hang some curtains, cut the grass.
You set up a property management company, sign up tenants to a lease, employ a law firm to deal with any niggling questions.
That, officials say, was the enterprising -- though totally illegal -- business plan of a woman named Susan Loraine Weidman of Cobb County, Ga., who authorities believe set up the scheme to essentially pilfer three million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta in broad daylight, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The property management company, leases and law firm were all fake, DeKalb County Dist. Atty. Robert James told the paper.
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