LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces man accused of selling his ex-wife's home without her permission has been arrested.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/J7GOoR ) that 37-year-old Reuben James Armijo faces forgery, perjury and fraud charges.
Police say Armijo pocketed about $45,000 from selling his ex-wife's home after paying off a mortgage loan on the property that he bought in 2009.
His wife was awarded the home in their divorce settlement.
Armijo is accused of asking his cousin in Colorado to notarize a forged quit-claim deed in 2009 to which Armijo allegedly later testified to its authenticity in court.
Police say Armijo's former wife denied signing the deed and said she was out of the state when the document was notarized
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