Two Forest Park women are accused of utilizing Craigslist to lure folks into paying lease and/or safety deposits for properties the women did not personal or have authority over.

Shaniqua Larkin, 28, and Shemayah Larkin, 25, who court docket information say dwell on the similar Forest Park condo complicated, face a number of counts of telecommunications fraud and theft in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Here’s how one sufferer described what occurred:

On Christmas Day 2018, the sufferer met with a lady – who police say was Shaniqua Larkin – to lease an condo from her for $400 a month. The sufferer gave the lady $800 for the safety deposit and first month’s lease.

The lady gave the sufferer a key that was speculated to be for the condo, which was in Mount Airy. The sufferer went to the condo, however the important thing didn’t work in the door.

In an affidavit, the sufferer mentioned when he tried to name the lady’s cellphone, “my number was blocked!”

Earlier this month, court docket paperwork in a separate case say Shaniqua Larkin posted a fraudulent advert on Craigslist, providing to lease a home in Cheviot.

Larkin, an affidavit says, instructed the sufferer to ship an $800 deposit to Larkin’s mailbox at her condo complicated. The sufferer left a cash order, however later came upon that folks already had been residing on the Cheviot house, the affidavit says, and Larkin “did not own or have the authority to rent” it.

In the case involving Shemayah Larkin, she is accused of posting a faux rental property on Craigslist in January. The sufferer responded to the submit, an affidavit says, and was instructed to deposit $600 into Shemayah Larkin’s checking account.

Soon after the cash was deposited, “all communication stopped.”

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A Facebook group known as the Good Samaritans consists of warnings about Shemayah Larkin. One submit from 2017 says she was “trying to run a scam again.”


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