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.