This mobile home on Kev Lane, in Laurel County, was in the process of an apparent overhaul. One neighbor says he's heard hammering there many times, but he didn't know there was a catch.
"They were redoing the whole inside of this trailer, the floor, the walls, redecorating with stolen property," explained Deputy Gilbert Acciardo of the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office first got the tip that Anthony Ayers and Linda Sizemore were writing checks from a closed checking account, and using them to buy big items.
"We're probably talking about upwards of $50,000."
After this husband-and-wife tandem were caught, investigators learned they were using the cold checks to buy the items for a third woman, Melissa Hill, so she could flip the house.
"The lady (Hill) was picking out items that she wanted from the businesses," said Acciardo, "The two people (Ayers and Sizemore) would go back to the businesses and using a cold check, they would purchase the items and take them to her."
Deputy Acciardo added, the pair said they were getting paid for their effort. "We were told that they were going to receive cash, maybe upwards of 50% of what the item was worth."
In the process of raiding the house, deputies found items that belonged to three stores: Laurel Carpet, S&K Traders, and the 84 Lumber Company, but they also found items they believe are stolen from other stores.
"They had a good process, but this shows that crime doesn't pay."
Hill is charged with receiving stolen property, Sizemore and Ayers both face charges of theft by deception. Ayers also faces 24 outstanding bench warrants.
"That's got to be a record. I don't remember that many on one individual," remarked Acciardo.
Hill has been released from jail, but the married couple, who declined our request for an interview, remain in the Laurel County Detention Center.