Police Impersonator Sought in Bronx Rent Scam
By Kiratiana Freelon on April 7, 2012 6:28pm
By Jesse Lent
Special to DNAinfo
Police are searching for an alleged police impersonator who they say pulled off a rent scam in Kingsbridge.
Anthony Gonzalez, 48, allegedly displayed a shield and told a couple he was a detective as negotiated a $200 a month rent on two rooms inside an apartment at 2825 Claflin Ave., police said.
The forked over a $2300 security deposit and Gonzalez gave them a set of keys, but when they went to the apartment, they were unable to get in, police said.
Gonzalez is is described as 5’4” tall and 180 pounds. He has a scar on the left side of his face, a tattoo of a skull on his right arm, a tattoo of a heart on his left arm and the word NETA tattooed across his chest.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website or by texting 274637 and then entering TIP577.