Hat tip Contrarian. From the Fairfax County Times:
"County police arrested a 31-year-old Catlett man Thursday night for fraudulently renting foreclosed homes that did not belong to him.
Richard Hiner allegedly posted rental listings on Craigslist.com and then collected security deposits and rent for bank-owned homes that had gone into foreclosure.
Police were contacted multiple times in the period between Sunday, July 13, and Friday, July 18, by victims claiming they had been defrauded after signing contracts on homes they found on the Web site.
According to police, after the victims called Hiner, the contact person on the advertisement, Hiner then allegedly gave tours of the properties and collected money from the victims".