A man tried to steal Halle Berry’s Los Angeles home by creating a fake deed for her house. The scammer even brazenly hired a locksmith to get inside, according to Page Six.
Ronald Eugene Griffin, 59, was first spotted trespassing on Berry’s $3.8 million Italian style property in January but bolted when the star’s gardener approached him.
According to TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, he returned again in March with a locksmith and actually had one of the locks changed. When Griffin was confronted by Berry’s hired help, he brazenly called the cops, claiming the workers were trespassing.
Once officers arrived, they spotted his phony paperwork and arrested him on charges of procuring and offering a false warranty deed and petty theft.
Authorities told TMZ, Griffin didn’t even know it was Berry’s home until told my cops.
Griffin was arrested and charged with a felony count of procuring and offering a false warranty deed and an additional count of petty theft. His bond has been set at $36k.