"To hear something like that really made me mad," he said. "Just using somebody's house is dirt-baggish to begin with. Going the extra mile and trying to gain from it? It's really crazy."
The suspect told neighbors he was a family friend who was housesitting, according to Evelyn Werner.
“That didn’t seem strange or peculiar to us,” Werner said. “He seemed like a normal kind of guy. He befriended us and told us he was a friend.”
Werner lives next door. She said a victim who thought he rented the home asked about the property because the suspect was nowhere to be found. The next day, investigators knocked on the door.
“The tribal police came to the back door to interview us and we just went, oh my goodness,” she said. “I guess it hurts my heart that people will go to such extremes to take advantage of innocent, trusting people.”
According to police, Paul asked a man to cash checks from renters in exchange for drugs.
The suspect also allegedly stole thousands of dollars of electronics from Dunn's home and damaged the property.
Paul is expected to make his first court appearance April 19 at 9 a.m.