Man Charged in Connection With Rental Property Scam in Mississauga

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A man is facing 36 charges after allegedly bilking prospective renters out of deposits on units in Mississauga condos that he did not actually own.

Toronto police allege that 34-year-old Goran Drozdek posted apartment rental advertisements on the internet for properties that were actually condominium units.

Police say the condominiums were advertised for multiple addresses, including 87 Peter Street in Toronto; 5025 Foursprings Avenue in Mississauga and 5044 Hurontario Street in Mississauga

Police say that from September 2017 to June 2018, the accused allegedly met with victims who signed leases and turned over cash deposits.

On Wednesday, June 13, police, responding to another online ad, arrested the accused and charged him with nine counts of fraud under $5,000, 18 counts of failing to comply with probation, eight counts of failing to comply with recognizance and assault to resist arrest.

The accused appeared in court on Thursday, June 14.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim, or who has information, is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200.

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