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Police said the renter met an older white couple Sept. 23 at a house in the 2200 block of Birnam Place that had been listed for rent on Craigslist. The woman unlocked the door with a key and allowed the renter to look through the house before they completed rental paperwork at the kitchen table. The renter paid $650 for the first month’s rent and a partial deposit and received a receipt. The next day, when the renter was at the house getting utilities transferred, a real estate agent told her she had been the victim of a scam.
The homeowners told investigators they had used a smaller real estate company in the past that gave out the code to a locked key box at the residence so potential clients could view the home at their leisure. Investigators believe the scammers could have posed as potential tenants to obtain the key.
Police said that the female allegedly provided a passport and retired military ID but that neither had been issued by the government. The renter took photos of the identification. The male scammer was said to be in his late 60s to early 70s. The renter told authorities he was wearing a ball cap and sunglasses.
Anyone with information on the identity of this woman is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020.