Need another reason to properly screen your tenants? How about this one; USA Today is reporting that “Indianapolis’ worst renter owes thousands, but landlords can’t collect,” and apparently she’s been scamming landlords for over 15 years! Her methods include counterfeit checks and using imposters as previous landlords. According to Marion County court records she has been involved in at least 24 eviction lawsuits and has been found guilty of numerous frauds.
The cases also expose what some see as a critical gap in Indiana law. Many of Lee’s victims ultimately won financial judgments against her in small claims courts, a total of more than $51,000 since 2001. But only a few have been able to collect….Lee has been able to continue her scam because she appears to target “amateurs.”
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