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Man charged in bid to sell site

March 12, 2009|Tony Barboza

A man has been charged with trying to sell the property of a once-popular Anaheim nightclub by pretending to be the property owner.

Anaheim police arrested Danny Lee Kirkey, 39, at a shopping center Tuesday on suspicion of trying to sell the site of the Boogie Nightclub and Flakey Jake's restaurant in Anaheim for $11 million. He is expected to appear in court today on felony charges of attempted grand theft, forgery and recording false documents.

The Orange County district attorney's office said Kirkey filed three false documents last year with the county claiming he owned the six-acre property on South Manchester Avenue, then met with real estate brokers and tried to list the property for $11 million by providing forged documents.

After arousing the suspicion of the brokers, Kirkey allegedly tried to sell the property online for $16 million, but misspelled the name of the listing agency and agent.

-- Tony Barboza

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