The strange saga began on April 29 when Anita Chan returned from work to her Jamaica Estates home and found the locks changed — and three strangers inside, according to the complaint.
When she questioned them, the trio told her they were working with the bank that held the mortgage and she would not be allowed inside until she signed some documents, the complaint states.
Chan, 60, then told the intruders her husband, Wah Chan, was the sole property owner and that he was in China.
So they had her call him — then emailed him documents to sign, including a deed transfer.
While Wah Chan signed some of the paperwork, he did not sign the deed transfer, according to the complaint.
The next day, the accused home invaders let the poor woman back inside and gave her 10 minutes to retrieve some of her belongings, Brown said.
Inside, Chan discovered that the house on Grand Central Parkway had been ransacked, he said.
It wasn’t until May 16 that her 73-year-old husband returned from China and arrived at the house with a locksmith of his own.
Not only were jewelry, knives and cash missing, so were documents verifying ownership of his home, Brown said.
It wasn’t immediately clear why the trio allegedly targeted the Chans.