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More Uptown Families Hit by Housing Scammers, Police Say

 Police are looking for suspects in three housing scams that affected more than a dozen Uptown families.
Housing Scams Hit the Uptown Community
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FORT GEORGE — Police are searching for a trio of housing scammers who defrauded more than a dozen local families out of thousands of dollars by promising them apartments that didn't exist, the NYPD said.

The latest incidents come on the heels of a scheme that bilked money from four families who were falsely promised spots in a new affordable housing complex in Inwood.

The most recent scams took place between Oct. 25 and Nov. 18, when suspect Enrique Guerrero posed as a rental agent for buildings at 294 Audubon Ave. and 120 Wadsworth Ave., police said.

Guerrero took between $3,000 and $5,000 from families in four separate cases, promising apartments that never materialized, police said. In at least one case, the suspect met his victim in a local barbershop, police noted.