Halle Berry Almost Had Her Mansion Stolen

Police say the suspect fraudulently changed the deed to her home and even changed one of the house's locks.

Did a scam artist try to steal Halle Berry's own mansion?  

Police say Ronald Eugene Griffin, 59, fraudulently changed the deed to the $3.8 million mansion and put his name down as the owner.

He reportedly was first seen trespassing around the $4.5 million property in Hollywood Hills in January but then ran away after house workers approached him. 

Then in March, police say, he even hired a locksmith to come over and change the locks.

The man accused of trying to steal the Oscar-winning actress’ home was stopped by her housekeeper as he was getting the locks changed. The suspect then accused the housekeeper of being the one trespassing. 

Griffin is charged with procuring and offering a false warranty deed and petty theft, and he was being held on bond.

Cops say he claimed he didn’t even know it was Berry's house.