Suspect Arrested in Home Rental Scam

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 9:30am

Police have arrested a scam artist after he posted fake home ads for rent on Craig's List.

San Juan police say 19 year-old Andrew Martinez posted several rental homes on the site and offered the homes to the first interested person who agreed to pay the deposit and first month's rent in cash. Police say Martinez took nearly a $1,000 dollars from one victim. Martinez was charged with three counts of theft and police are saying if you were a victim of this type of scam to call police at 956.283.8477.

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