Nova Scotia couple charged with fraud after same barn sold twice

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A Nova Scotia couple have been charged with fraud under $5,000 after allegedly selling the same barn to two different buyers. Martin Kaelble and his wife Lori Bledin are scheduled to make their first appearance in Shubenacadie provincial court on Dec. 5.

Online ad on Kijiji

Victoria Newman-Jones first saw an online ad for the barn in March. She paid $4,500 for it, and had it transported to her property, where it remains today. Around the same time that Newman-Jones purchased the barn, Mary Jewers saw an ad for the same building on Kijiji. She said she was unaware it had already been sold to Newman-Jones.

Multiple attempts to get the money back

Not only did Jewers lose the $4,000, she said she and her husband both took a week off work to excavate the property to prepare it for the barn. She said she called Kaelbe multiple times to try and get her money back. She also called the RCMP. CBC was unable to reach Kaelble for comment.

Read the full article at CBC News.