- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 31, 2002

The chairs, tapes and cocktail dresses in an Arlington apartment complex parking lot Monday spoke of an abrupt eviction. Passers-by stopped, loaded up their cars and took off with new treasures.
Then casually dressed men with official government ID cards appeared with police officers late Monday night, witnesses said, picking through the pile and carting off documents.
What started out as a typical eviction now has residents of the 1960 block of Columbia Pike conjuring conspiracy theories and trying to figure just who really is the young woman accused of not paying her rent.
"It was really weird," said one witness, who requested anonymity. "They kept talking about 'undersecretary this and that' and asking if anyone had taken any documents."
Business cards scattered outside identified the evicted resident as Kimberly A. Fuller.
One employee of the complex thinks 1955 Columbia Pike No. 11 was rented to an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. A resident thinks her "friends" were White House officials.
The Central Intelligence Agency doesn't comment on employment matters, agency officials said.
But sources said the evicted woman never worked for the agency.
Federal sources said Ms. Fuller, 40, works as a "volunteer in advance" and that the documents were old and not sensitive. White House officials declined to comment on the matter.
Ms. Fuller could not be located for comment.
The mystery began Monday morning, when movers dumped the contents of an apartment onto three parking spaces in the complex, witnesses said.
Soon people began carting off "load after load," one observer said.
That evening, police arrived to secure the scene until federal officials arrived to pick through the belongings.
Arlington Police Department spokesman Matt Martin confirmed that police had been called to 1967 Columbia Pike after a call informing police of documents "they may want to see."
"There was just enough there that we called the Secret Service," he said, declining to comment further on the documents. "We thought there was stuff they might want to see and stayed until they arrived."
Heather Campbell of Archstone-Smith, the Colorado-based company that owns the complex, declined to comment on the matter, citing confidentiality rules.
One employee of the complex said that Ms. Fuller had not paid the rent in months but that she had called about her belongings. Government sources said the entire matter was a mistake.
Court documents show that Ms. Fuller, who has lived in the complex for at least one year, owes her landlord January's rent of $1,242 plus fines, interest and attorney's fees. Ms. Fuller did not appear in court Feb. 12 to contest the decision. Soon after, the court issued a writ to the county sheriff to evict, court officials said. The Arlington County Sheriff's Office could not locate that document yesterday, officials said.
In the end, early Tuesday morning, movers picked up and carted off the rest of the belongings, residents said.
But they missed a photo of a young woman with former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt at the Impact Summit 2000, a 1999 theater ticket stub and dozens of blue and white business cards with a Capitol Hill logo belonging to Ms. Fuller.

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