Monthly Archives March 2018

Fake real estate agent scams family out of entire savings

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Faith Kerns couldn’t wait to move into a house with just her and her boys. She found a great place in the school district she wanted, but she trusted someone who turned out to be a scam artist.

"It was heartbreaking when my son was running through the house going, ‘Oh, Mom I want this room,’ and having to go back and tell him we’re not going to be moving here," said Faith Kerns.

Kerns contacted a man going by the name Sean Sims through a listing she saw on Craigslist. Sims claimed to be a realtor with Blue Door Realty in Rio Rancho.

"He had all the paperwork. He seemed to know a lot about the house. He seemed like a decent guy," said Kerns.

However, Sims is not a decent guy. Sims gave Kerns a lease to sign and keys to the house...

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NM Firefighters ready for St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in Rio Rancho

The New Mexico Firefighters Event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which raises money for childhood cancer research will be held on Sunday, March 11, at the Santa Ana Star Center (Greg Sorber/Journal)

Every January, Aaron McDevitt forgoes getting his hair cut.

The firefighter usually keeps his hair closely cropped because of his job.

Yet, for nearly three months, he grows out his hair in order to get it shaved for charity.

McDeviit is one of dozens who participate in the New Mexico Firefighters Event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The event has been raising money to help fund research to find a cure for cancers affecting children.

It features firefighters, police officers, EMTs and others throughout our community shave their head in solidarity to these young warriors.

The original eve...

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