A new article in the Union.com details the arrest of a former California real estate agent who has been accused of posting ads on Craigslist offering timeshares for sale. William "Bill" Lordier was allegedly using the identity of a legitimate timeshare resale broker who he previously worked for to gain credibility with the victims so he could gain access to their bank account information.
“He used to work for a reputable company a long time ago, and he was using their name to sell fictitious timeshares,” Det. Jason Doolittle said. “The victims would sign a fictitious contract, provide their bank information and he would then make withdrawals. Then they would never hear from him again.”
Doolittle said the timeshares were for different locations; he declined to release the name of the timeshare company due to the ongoing investigation. Detectives have located multiple victims in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Anyone who may have fallen victim to Lordier's scam is asked to contact Doolittle at (530) 889-7844.