A woman was arrested on Monday after she allegedly scammed several persons who responded to a rental advertisement placed in the local papers.
Duhaney Park Police believe the woman arrested is the mastermind behind a rental fraud scheme and are appealing to persons who fell victim to the scheme to contact them immediately.
According to detectives, information gathered so far suggests that the woman advertised an apartment for rent at Maynard Avenue, Kingston 19, using local classifieds, throughout July 2020.
She then allegedly collected money from several persons who responded to the advertisement, claiming the cash was a deposit.
However, persons later found out that the woman has no authority to rent the apartment, and attempts to get a refund were reportedly unsuccessful.
After receiving several reports, the Duhaney Park Police launched an investigation and the woman was picked up at her home in the Kingston 6 area.
Her identity is being withheld to facilitate further investigations.