Thursday, September 8, 2011

NYC Man Faces Grand Larceny Charges After Allegedly Pocketing Upfront Rent On Apartment He Didn't Own

From the New York Post NYPD Daily Blotter:

  • An East Village real-estate agent turned out to be one big phony, authorities said. Renato Bardini, 48, showed an apartment seeker a place on East Third Street near First Avenue last month, authorities said.

  • The victim wanted to move in and gave Bardini a $500 security deposit and a $75 “application fee.” The faux agent also showed the apartment to another victim, who gave him more than $3,000 for rent, deposits and fees. It’s not clear how the fraudster accessed the apartment.

  • Bardini was charged with third-degree grand larceny, scheming to defraud and petit larceny.

Source: NYPD Daily Blotter (Manhattan).

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