Woman posing as leasing agent is ripping off would-be renters in Montgomery Co.

There’s an apartment rental scam going on in Montgomery County, Maryland, and police need your help finding the person responsible.

At least twice recently, a woman posing as a leasing agent fraudulently rented an apartment at a building in the 1900 block of East West Highway.

In one case, Montgomery County police said the woman collected a security deposit and rental fees, and gave the renter a key to an apartment. He moved in, only to find out he had been ripped off.

A similar thing happened to a woman a few days later. She met with the bogus leasing agent, handed over a security deposit and was given a key — which did not work.

Police are looking for a Black female approximately 30 to 38 years old, standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.

You can see video of the suspect below.

Detectives are urging anyone who believes they’re a victim of this scam to call Montgomery County police at 240-773-6726.

Kyle Cooper

Anchor and reporter Kyle Cooper, has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana, and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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