Darlene Wheeler convicted of fraud in Gander rental scam

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Darlene Wheeler, the Newfoundland woman behind a rental scam in Gander, has been convicted of scamming thousands of dollars from several potential tenants in 2014.

Wheeler admitted to taking cash for rental deposits from six potential tenants for a space in a house in Gander three years ago. Wheeler lived in the house but she didn’t actually own it.

The 48-year-old took nearly $3,800 from the victims and refused to return it, even though none of them ever lived in the accommodations they paid to rent.

The Crown is seeking jail time for her crimes, while the defence is suggesting house arrest. She is scheduled to be sentenced next week.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.