A man posing as a rental agent persuaded nine women to pay him a total of more than $20,000 with fake ads on Craigslist for apartments in the East Village, according to police.
One of the homes was a townhouse at 321 East 6th Street formerly owned by Andy Warhol. The suspect gave tours of the Warhol home as well as 434 East 9th Street. He received $2,200 cash deposits from several women who expressed interest in the rentals. The suspect called himself David Horowitz or Michael Bryant. [more]