Police: Suspect scams several renters with fraudulent lease

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Philadelphia police need help finding the man who is accused of running a rental scam. (WPVI)

Police are searching for a suspect who they say scammed several renters after signing a fraudulent lease to a property in South Philadelphia.

The suspect was caught on surveillance back on January 26 meeting a victim on the 2300 block of West Passyunk Avenue to sign rental lease on a property located at 2338 South Hemberger Street.

After signing the lease, the victim paid the suspect a deposit and was scheduled to move in on January 28.

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However, after arriving at the property to move in, the victim was met by several other victims who rented the same property from the suspect and were also scheduled to move in that same day.

It is unknown how much money the suspect collected.

If you recognize this man, call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

You can also submit an anonymous tip online at PhillyPolice.com.
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