May 20, 2022

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3 people sought in connection with real estate scam in Homestead

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Homestead police are hunting for a female and two adult men who they reported ended up included in a serious estate fraud that focused victims on social media.

In accordance to a news launch from the Homestead Law enforcement Section, there are a number of instances in which Priscilla Marie Contreras, 32, pretended to be a real estate agent and lured victims to vacant homes “via social media wherever Yordani Carriles Diaz (43 decades previous) and Deinoser Bravo (47 yrs outdated) would pose as householders and perform income transactions with the victims.”

A person named Kenny informed Neighborhood 10 Information that he spotted the listing on Fb with the seller’s facts, and when he visited the Miami-Dade dwelling, a female named Priscilla and two many others greeted him.

“We arrived by, we liked the home. I mean, almost everything looked legit,” Kenny stated.

He stated he signed a lease and handed in excess of more than $5,000 for initial and previous month’s rent, as very well as a security deposit.

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On shift-in day, which was Tuesday, Kenny who is also a father of two, said he arrived in a U-Haul when he noticed other families pulling up to the home.

What Kenny didn’t know is that Contreras experienced access to the residence, simply because court documents exhibit Contreras was the home’s tenant, battling eviction.

Another victim of the fraud was Maria Urra, who is 7-months expecting and reported she gave the trio shut to $5,000 in money immediately after viewing the post on Fb Marketplace.

“I am attempting to glimpse for a place wherever I could provide my infant when I give delivery,” Urra mentioned following offering them all of her price savings.

The homeowners explained Contreras stopped paying hire and she is on the radar of Homestead detectives.

“The Homestead Law enforcement Division does consider there are many a lot more victims out there,” Capt. Fernando Morales reported.

Law enforcement say Contreras pretended to be a real estate agent although Bravo and Diaz posed as owners.

They are now desired in at minimum 8 conditions in an structured plan to defraud in Homestead.

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Police say they lured their victims with listings on social media and they do imagine there are additional victims.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta verified that his department is also investigating quite a few instances concerning rental fraud, but explained they are even now “in the approach of determining the subject.”

Any one with info about the suspects or their whereabouts is requested to connect with the Homestead Police Office at 305-247-1535 or Miami-Dade Criminal offense Stoppers at 305-471-Recommendations.

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