Allentown man placed fake Craigslist ads for South Bethlehem rental units he did not control, scamming five people out of hundreds of dollars each, criminal complaint says.
An Allentown man was charged last week with using Craigslist ads to scam Bethlehem apartment hunters out of thousands of dollars, providing fake leases for units he did not control, according to court papers. Gamaliel Rosado, 29, of 1430 Lehigh St., practiced the alleged scam between Nov. 2 and Jan. 16, bilking hundreds of dollars each out of five victims who were seeking rental units in South Bethlehem, according to a criminal complaint filed by Bethlehem Police Det. Fabian Martinez. According to the criminal complaint: Rosado was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, both felonies. He was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.