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Family Drama: Man Accused Of Trying To Give Away His Sister's Belongings On Craigslist

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CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago man is accused of taking family bickering too far by allegedly posting a fake Craigslist ad that said his sister was giving away all her belongings.

Police say the ad triggered a rush of bargain hunters to the Joliet, Ill., home of Paul Grachan's sister, and that she received phone calls from people asking about her things.

A Will County judge last week issued a $3,000 warrant against Grachan on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The ad was posted last August.

The 37-year-old Grachan says he had nothing to do with the ad. He says he has had a feud with his sister and that the two haven't spoken in about a year.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this page carried a headline that said, "Man Tried To Give Away His Sister's Belongings On Craigslist," but did not clarify who was making the allegation. The headline did not name the suspect and the AP story immediately below the headline was clear that it was only an allegation.