Friday, May 18, 2012

Bond Set At $70K For Suspect In Vacant Foreclosed Home-Hijacking Racket That Targeted Would-Be Tenants

In Jacksonville, Florida, WJXT-TV Channel 4 reports:

  • What seemed like a peaceful and safe neighborhood on the Westside turned out to be the center of a scam. A handful of families that once lived in some beautiful, two-story houses are now homeless.

  • Jason Abad is accused of breaking into homes in foreclosure, changing the locks and pretending his company owned the houses. He did it repeatedly, according to police, and each time demanded the renters pay only in cash.
  • Detectives said Abad filled family after family in home after home in Westside subdivisions. [...] Abad remains in the Duval County jail with bail set at $70,000.
For more, see Police: Man scammed Westside renters (Families worried they'll be homeless after being fooled).

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