Saturday, August 06, 2011

NYC Cops Collar Phony Real Estate Agent Accused Of Clipping Unwitting Would-Be Tenants Out Of Thousand$ In Upfront Rent On Home He Didn't Own

From a recent New York Post Daily NYPD Blotter:
  • A con man posing as a Realtor duped five people into paying him rent for an apartment in Corona that he didn't own, authorities said.

  • On July 18 and 19, José Ramirez, 36, leased a single apartment on 102nd Street near Lewis Avenue to the five victims and collected between $1,200 and $2,400 from each as payment for the first month's rent and security deposits, court documents show. Cops tracked down Ramirez on July 23, said a spokeswoman for DA Richard Brown.

Source: Daily NYPD Blotter (Queens).