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Rental fraudster vanishes leaving extensive damage

Vancouver (August 6, 2020) – Coquitlam RCMP are searching for a rental fraudster, who used a fake driver’s license and stole items out of the apartment worth thousands of dollars before he vanished. The investigation into fraud and theft that resulted in extensive damage to the rental property was triggered by the report of the owner of the unit. The RCMP released the suspect’s picture and description and asked the public for help to identify the man, who used the name Corey Lyndon.

Coquitlam RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a man who is accused of rental fraud and theft, according to a press release issued by the B.C. Mounties. He is accused of leaving extensive damage to the apartment, he rented under a fake name.

Rental fraudster used fake driver’s license

On March 26 of this year, a rental property owner reported to the authorities fraud and theft that resulted in extensive damage to her rental property. The owner stated that the man was renting her apartment for several months. She only entered the unit because the man failed to pay his March rent.

When she went into the apartment, she discovered the theft, RCMP said. He stole appliances, baseboard heaters, a fireplace, chandelier, and thermostats, leaving extensive damage worth thousands of dollars to the property.

According to the RCMP, the suspect used a false driver’s license with the name Corey Lyndon to rent the apartment.

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Police are asking for assistance

The RCMP released the suspect’s picture and a description and asked the public for help to identify the man. He is described as Caucasian with short brown hair and blonde highlights. He is about 167 cm (5’6) to 172 cm (5’8) and had a thick beard that was about 10 cm long.

The Mounties are asking people who think they recognized the suspect to call the Coquitlam RCMP’s non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and to ask for Constable Genevieve St-Louis (file 2020-8016). Anybody who wishes to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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