NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn man is accused of swindling thousands from a woman by posing as a real estate agent.
Nassau County police said the 28-year-old victim met with James Cadet, 33, after responding to a Craigslist ad for a cottage to rent back in April of 2015.
Investigators said she gave Cadet three money orders that amounted to more than $2,000 in exchange for renting the space. However, when the victim tried to move into the home in May, she was unable to gain access.
Authorities said the victim contacted the listing agent, who told her Cadet doesn’t work for them. The victim then went to police.
Cadet is charged with grand larceny and criminal impersonation.
Nassau County police said the investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Cadet to contact the Third Squad at 516-573-6353.