INDIANAPOLIS - A property manager is facing multiple city lawsuits after renting a property to an unsuspecting young couple against a judge's orders.
The home located in the 2800 block of Lockburn Street was littered with trash and human feces. The last time the Call 6 Investigators left the home, an RTV6 photographer walked away with fleas.
The home has no water or electricity and the only way inside is through a window because keys to the front door don't work. On April 10, David Garden agreed to a court that he would not rent the property until it was hooked up to electricity and water and inspected by the health department.
The new tenants, Star McKinney and Dustin Evans, had no idea of the court order when Garden rented the property to them.
"I was going to get a house for me and my children, and come to find out it did not come true," McKinney said.
McKinney and Evans paid Garden $800 to rent the property. Beyond the conditions inside, they thought the multiple broken windows would be repaired before they moved in April 28.
"We got suckered, period," McKinney said.
State regulators stripped Garden of his real estate license in April and the city filed three pending lawsuits against 16 properties Garden has owned or operated. The properties were slapped with 73 health code violations since 2002.
"He turned on his Christian charm and suckered us out of $800 for a house not livable for a dog," McKinney said.
Garden is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
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