NYPD Seeks Brooklyn Man in Craigslist Rental Scam

Police are searching for a Brooklyn man in an alleged Craiglist rental scam, police say.

Nathan Smith, 37, is suspected of soliciting renters on Craigslist for an apartment he didn't have any authority to rent, then taking $975 from a 25-year-old man. 

When the prospective renter discovered the apartment was already occupied, Smith refused to return the victim's money and the victim has been unable to get in touch with him since. Police said Smith's whereabouts are unknown. 

Anyone with information on Smith, whose address is listed on Boerum Street in Bushwick, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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