Man charged with stealing six Philadelphia properties

Dan Wing
March 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
Philadelphia police

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's office says a man has been arrested and is now facing charges for stealing six properties in the city. 

The DA's office says 50-year-old Robert Stokes is being charged with multiple counts of forging documents, tampering with official records, and theft connected to the stolen properties. All six of the properties are located on Lambert Street and South Capital Street in the Point Breeze section. 

In each case, the DA's office says Stokes forged the signature of the property's rightful owner and used a counterfeit stamp and notarization on the deed to transfer the properties into his name. All of the properties were owned by someone who was poor, elderly, or deceased. 

The district attorney's office says the thefts are a warning to everyone to protect their estate, and that anyone who suspects a property of being stolen should call the DA at 215-686-9902.