A fraudulent Harlem landlord is facing charges for collecting rents on a piece of property years after it was sold.

Over a three-year period, Cheryl Keeling, 65, collected $194,000 in rent from Harlem brownstone residents. According to the Harlem Patch, Keeling has been charged with second-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal tax fraud, fifth-degree criminal tax fraud and repeated failure to file personal income and earnings taxes.

“New York apartments command high rent, and with it, opportunities for scammers to defraud owners and renters alike,” said Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney. “As alleged in the indictment, the defendant rented out apartments when she had no authority to do so, used the proceeds to pay for a variety of personal expenses, and avoided the tax obligations borne by all New Yorkers… I thank our partners at the New York City Department of Finance for their assistance with this investigation.”

The average U.S. consumer has 3.5 credit cards and struggles to with payments, debt, and expensive goods. Keeling used the illegally obtained $194,000 to purchase luxury items at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, fine dining, and to pay off her expensive credit card debt.

The Real Deal reports that Keeling, a former high school track coach, ran for a District 11 council seat in the North Bronx as a Democrat in 2013.

Keeling previously owned the Harlem brownstone but sold the property in 2007. After the new owner, who took two mortgages out on the property, passed away, Keeling pretended to be the building’s manager. She collected rent from tenants that otherwise should’ve gone to Bank of America, Ocwen Loan Services, and other property lenders.

“Housing fraud is a serious and escalating crime in New York City,” said Jacques Jiha, commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance. “We hope that this arrest will signal to others how seriously we take this matter.”