Two arrested after house rent fraud


Two women have been arrested after reports of fraud involving rental of a house in the Bocombra area of Portadown.

Police said a number of people had made a down payment for the house, after it was advertised on an online site.

The rental agreements were then cancelled with no return of the payment.

Enquiries were carried out and police arrested two females, aged 27 and 28, for fraud by false representation in the Portadown and Lurgan areas on February 9 and 10.

The women were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Constable Leetch said, “Our enquiries to date suggest that these incidents occurred between January 25 and February 6. We believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone who may have been affected by these incidents to contact us in Lurgan at the earliest opportunity. We can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 333 080216.”