Chandler man accused of 'deconstructing' foreclosed home before bank sale

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Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas
Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas
Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which was scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which was scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas
Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which is scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas
Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which was scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Clark is accused of "deconstructing" his foreclosed home, which was scheduled to be sold by the bank in March. By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER -- Chandler police arrested a man who reportedly removed doors, toilets, sinks, a water heater and other essential items from his foreclosed home, which was scheduled to be sold by the bank next month.

On Thursday, a person in a neighborhood near Germann and Dobson roads told a patrol officer that a previous neighbor was "deconstructing" his foreclosed home.

The officer responded to the 2200 block of West Wildhorse Drive where workers were removing various essentials from the home, including two air-conditioning units, a water heater, a water softener, interior doors, toilets, sinks, cabinetry, countertops and the garage door opener.

Detectives from the financial crimes unit were contacted and responded to the location. It was determined that Daniel Clark, 35, knowingly removed various essential items from his foreclosed home before the home was to be sold in March by the bank.

Clark was arrested and charged with defrauding a secure creditor and criminal damage.

Chandler police encourage homeowners to be aware of this law and to watch foreclosed homes in their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity to police.