Charges Laid for Rental Fraud

Langley

2019-11-18 11:29 PST

File # 2019-37620

Langley residents may recall a situation in June where a male was defrauding individuals of money as a ‘deposit’ on a rental property that was not actually available for rent.

The complainant had found the rental property through a classified advertisements website and made contact with the property reference to view the property. The victim met him at a nearby coffee shop. He explained there were currently tenants in the residence and with new tenants named, they would be evicted. The complainant provided the first month’s rent. After a few days, the complainant noticed the property was still advertised as available for rent. It was then they realized they had been defrauded.

Investigators were able to identify a possible suspect and subsequently charges have been laid. Jordan LUNNY, a 37 year old male from Langley has been charged with Fraud and providing a misleading receipt. He will next appear in Surrey Provincial Court on November 26th.

It is possible more people have fallen victim to a similar scam and not yet reported the situation to police. We would like to encourage those individuals to come forward and make a full report so investigators can follow through with any possible charges.
 

Released by

Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239

Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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