Belfast Telegraph

PSNI investigate Portadown house rental 'fraud'

Were you affected by this? Get in touch with police.

By Claire Williamson

Police are investigating suspected fraud after a number of people made a down payment for the rental of a Portadown house but had it cancelled with no return of the money.

The house in the Bocombra area was advertised on an online site.

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

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

The females were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Constable Leetch said: “Our enquiries to date suggest that these incidents occurred between 25 January and 6 February. We believe there may be more victims and 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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