Rockdale connection surfaces after real estate scam arrest

It turns out there’s a Rockdale connection in the real estate scam and thef t spree which has resulted in the ar rest of a 50- yearold Pflugerville woman.

Nina Kay Moore was ar rested last week in Pflugerville on city of Cameron warrants alleging real estate scam and theft in which a woman sold property she was not authorized to represent.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said after publicity surrounding the Moore case a Rockdale resident reported the suspect had collected $1,000 as a “down payment” on a piece of property in Cameron which the Rockdale resident was supposedly purchasing.

“It was the same thing that happened in Cameron,” Newlin said. “The property was not hers to sell.”

Newlin said an out- of-town resident also contacted police to report they had done the same thing in regard to a real estate transaction with Moore. “But they demanded their money back and got it,” Newlin said.

Moore Moore SCAM— Cameron Pol ice Chief Randy Dixon said a local restaurant owner told police he gave Moore $8,450 for what he believed was a down payment on a house.

Dixon said the victim told police the woman represented herself as a real estate agent and collected a down payment. Investigators later learned there had been an attempt to sell the house without the owner’s knowledge.

Subsequently, additional victims came forward, including the one in Rockdale.

Moore was returned to Milam Count y last Wednesday and now faces a total of six charges, ranging from theft of property ($50 to $500) to theft of property ($1,500 to $20,000.)

She remains in the Milam County Jail in lieu of bond totaling $50,100.

ARREST— A 23- year- old Rockdale man was arrested on two charges by Ofc. Sterling Sheppard after a Thursday traffic stop.

Aaron Wayne Norman was charged on a Milam County warrant for probation violation on an original charge of burglary of a building.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana (less than two ounces) and driving while license invalid.

Bond was set at $2,000 and he was fined $423.

OFFENSES— Newlin said police are investigating a breakin at Sherwood Forest Mobile Home Park in which a television was taken.

Thefts under investigation during the past week included a flatbed trailer and a cell phone.

Police made eight cases for driving without a license during the past week, along with seven for driving while license invalid.

ACCIDENTS—Police were called to three traffic crashes during the week.

A parked vehicle in the 800 block of Murray was struck somet ime overnight Friday, according to police.

The 2005 Honda Accord registered to Linda Legault of Sugar Land sustained moderate damage. Police said the other vehicle is unknown.

Minor damages were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 8:38 p.m. Saturday in the USA Foods parking lot. Drivers were listed as Dorothy Thaler and Harold Keith Watson, both of Rockdale.

Damage estimates were not available in a two-vehicle collision at 9:26 p.m. Sunday adjacent to the police department.

Drivers were listed as Antonio Pope of Rockdale and Darius Redding of Galveston.

CITATIONS—Fifty speeding citations were issued during the past week along with five for expired MVI sticker, four each for running a stop sign and expired registration, three for no liability insurance and one for displaying fictitious registration.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 165 total calls for service during the past week and 99 calls were received through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, may be phoned in to Milam County, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for tips.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.

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