Craigslist Rental Scam Victim Tries To Get Back On Her Feet
Columbus police continue to investigate after a woman was tricked into paying for a house that was owned by the government.
10TV first reported Krystal Bailey’s story on Thursday.
Bailey responded to a Craigslist ad to rent a house in southeast Columbus when she moved from Michigan.
She recorded the men on her camera as they showed her around the property.
"I left everything to come here. Once I got here, it was too easy to get into the house that big - that gorgeous, nice yard, backyard, I mean, it was just too nice. Something like that is just too good to be true. So I recorded it,” said Bailey.
And despite her concern about a possible scam, Bailey counted out $2,200 in cash to pay them.
It was a week after moving in that Bailey learned the house was actually owned by the government.
She and her family were kicked out.
After spending a few nights in a hotel, they're now in a temporary shelter.
Bailey has a message to the big talker who talked her out of her hard-earned money.
"I would like to say if he is watching this, they're going to get you and you won't do it to anybody else, I promise you,” added Bailey.
Anyone who might know the men involved in the rental scam is asked to contact Columbus detectives at 645-2040
10TV is compiling the information of a number of people who have contacted the station with offers to help Bailey.
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