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Slam poet claims her neighbor gave her a house for $1. Now, she's accused of fraud

An Aurora homeowner was out of the country when she found out someone had moved into her house. Now, police are investigating her next door neighbor for allegedly forging a quitclaim deed to take ownership of the house.

Katie Wilcox

Published: 9/17/2017 10:21:16 PM
Updated: 10:21 PM MDT September 17, 2017

A nationally-renowned slam poet from Aurora is at the center of allegations that she attempted to fraudulently take ownership of her next door neighbor’s house, according to records obtained by 9Wants to Know.

On July 31, Dominique Johnson, also known as Dominique Christina, recorded a quitclaim deed with the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. It says that one homeowner, Shamma Al Reyami, gave Johnson the house for $1.

A still from a video about slam poet Dominique Johnson.

Al Reyami co-owns the Aurora house with her sister, and both deny the authenticity of the quitclaim deed.

They’re not alone.

The Arapahoe County Assessor’s Office has also found reason to question the deed.

Dominique Johnson, however, denies wrongdoing. She told 9Wants to Know Al Reyami gave her the property.

In emails, Johnson said she had been “stewarding the property” since 2015 and that Al Reyami agreed that Johnson taking possession was “in her (Al Reyami’s) best interest.”