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Manorville real estate agent arrested for taking deposits on fake listings

May 07, 2018 04:09PM

Melanie Williams, 54, was charged with taking money from would-be renters after listing a Hampton Bays rental home that wasn’t actually available, Patch reported. As the move in date approached, Williams would tell the prospective renters that the units still weren’t available. Williams has been charged with three counts of fourth degree grand larceny and committing a scheme to defraud. [Patch]