Erica Burdg, 61, of Modesto, a real estate agent accused of swindling a Newman family has been arrested in Oregon after a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge issued a bench warrant when she failed to attend hearings in her criminal case.
Burdg has been charged with grand theft, forgery and attempted perjury.
Over 10 years ago, she allegedly took money from Carlos Gonzales, who believed he was buying a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Newman.
Burdg was listed in custody at the Washington County Jail in Oregon. She was arrested on January 30, 2012 as a fugitive from another state.
After Burdg failed to appear the judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest December 27, 2011.
Burdg failure to appear was apparently due to an illness she was in the hospital for.
The judge has refused to recall the bench warrant, saying the defendant was not hospitalized when she missed the previous hearings.
Burdg is awaiting her second trial in the criminal case after her first trial ended with a hung jury in August 2011.
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