A woman who poses as a property owner to rent homes that she doesn't own is sought by Fresno police.
A least two parties have been victimized by the woman, who advertises the homes on Craigslist, police say.
In both cases, the woman posed as "Sarah Johnson." The victims met with the woman at vacant homes, where they received a "walk-through" tour and then made a rental deposit as well as paying the first month's rent before receiving keys to the house. Only later did they learn they had been cheated out of their money.
Police say the woman's real identity is Melonie Prestine Cox, 35. Detectives believe they are more victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Ken Dodd at (559) 621-6312.
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