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Boca Raton man accused of running Craigslist apartment scam

Daniel Fournier allegedly made off with house hunters' security deposits

August 01, 2014 05:15PM

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Daniel Fournier

A Boca Raton man faces charges after allegedly running an illegal Craigslist apartment scheme.

Daniel Fournier, 29, allegedly collected security deposits on three separate occasions after showing a house in Boca Raton. But authorities claim that, after he collected the money, he notified the renters that the house was no longer available, according to the Palm Beach Post. Fournier isn’t the homeowner. He rented a room in the house from an 81-year-old. Fournier allegedly told the house hunters that the homeowner was his aunt and that he held power of attorney.

Fournier allegedly fleeced $4,209 from renters. He now faces three counts of larceny of more than $20,000 and one count of fraud. [PBP] Christopher Cameron

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