Timeshare scam dupes Cerritos woman

CERRITOS - A Cerritos woman allegedly lost $1,800 after purchasing a phony timeshare listed on Craigslist from a former real estate agent in Northern California.The Cerritos woman responded to a Craigslist ad listing a timeshare in Indio. The woman gave the suspect, 54-year-old William Frank Lordier, access to her checking account. He allegedly deducted $1,800 but the woman never received access to the timeshare. The victim filed a report with Cerritos Sheriff's Station on June 6. Authorities investigated and arrested Lordier at his home in Meadow Vista, Calif. He is accused of pulling the scam on at least 10 other people in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

********** Published: June 28, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 11