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‘Fake’ Landlord Arrested For Grand Larceny

Police have arrested a 26-year-old Elmont man for grand larceny after they allege he took money from three different people and falsely promised them occupancy for a three-bedroom apartment at his residence on Belmont Avenue.

According to police, Stanley Heriveaux placed an ad for the rental of an apartment, collected deposit money from three people who answered the ad and promised them occupancy.

Police said a female victim responded on Dec. 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., paid the defendant $1,200 and was promised an occupancy date of December 28. Police said she was given a key that she later found did not fit into the lock.

Police said another female victim responded on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m., paid the defendant $1,400 and then later an additional $500. Police said she was promised occupancy on December 27.

According to police, a third female victim responded on January 9 at 7 a.m., gave the defendant $1,400 and was told she could move in at the end of the month.

Police arrested Heriveaux on Monday, Jan. 11 while he was operating on 4th Street and Baylis Avenue in Elmont. He is being charged with grand larceny and defraud.