Ex-boyfriend posts fake sex ads on Craigslist

Ex-boyfriend posts fake sex ads on Craigslist

Ex-boyfriend posts fake sex ads on Craigslist

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by Cheryl Calm

KGW Portland

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 10:47 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly placing ads for sex on Craigslist in his ex-girlfriend's name. 

Andre Flom, 31, was arrested Tuesday after police said they verified that he had placed more than 40 posts on Craigslist under someone else's name between November 2011 to January 2012.

The posts appeared to be from Catlin Moser, but they were not. They listed Moser's phone number and address and invited men to contact her for sexual encounters.

Moser said as many as 50 men came to her home each night, knocking on her door on the days the posts with her address appeared.  She said others would call or text.

One post stated that Moser was having a party at her house and encouraged single men to attend, others invited people to dig up her landscaping plants and disassemble a children's play structure in her yard.

"It made me really worried for my safety," Moser said. "Because, you know, what am I going to do if a few of them show up at a time? You know there's always the possibility of being raped,"

Moser has changed her phone number four times and fears she may have to move.

A detective on the case said the posts began after Flom was convicted in October of domestic violence against Moser.  Moser filed a restraining order against Flom after he allegedly tried to strangle her.

Flom was charged with 10 counts each of computer crime and identity theft. He was being held at the Multnomah County Jail on $30,000 bail.

The victim has taken safety precautions as a result of the situation.

(KGW reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report.)

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