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Two women held after home rental fraud claim

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/02/2016

Police received complaints after a number of people had handed over a downpayment for the rental of a house in the Bocombra area, after it was advertised on an online site
Police received complaints after a number of people had handed over a downpayment for the rental of a house in the Bocombra area, after it was advertised on an online site

Two women have been arrested after reports of a house rental fraud in Portadown.

Police received complaints after a number of people had handed over a downpayment for the rental of a house in the Bocombra area, after it was advertised on an online site.

The rental agreements were then cancelled with no return of the downpayment.

Enquiries were carried out and police arrested two females, aged 27 and 28 years old, for fraud by false representation in the Portadown and Lurgan areas on February 9 and 10.

Both women were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

A police spokesperson said: "Our enquiries to date suggest that these incidents occurred between January 25 and February 6.

"We believe there may be more victims and we are asking anyone who may have been affected by these incidents to contact us in Lurgan at the earliest opportunity.

"We can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 333 080216."

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