When Tim Robinson was a process server handing legal documents to various parties, he said he encountered an unusual couple as he left a Newport Coast home.
Robinson recalled a man driving a black Mercedes who pulled up to him as he was walking back to his car. Robinson said the man asked what he was doing in the neighborhood, then said he might have some business for him and that he should pass along his card.
The man turned out to be Chris Duncan.
Duncan's wife, Robin, was in the passenger seat, Robinson said.
Robinson said he got a call from Duncan a few months later. He then got invited to the family home at 10 Hidden Pass in a gated area of Newport Coast.
"I saw his house, and right off the bat it seemed really shady to me," Robinson said. "It was almost empty."
According to prosecutors, that's because the Duncans didn't legally live there. They were squatters who targeted foreclosed homes throughout Orange County and lived inside them, authorities said.