PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Another arrest has made in connection to to a rental scam in Phoenix that has left some victims living in their cars.
Police said 27-year-old Hollie Bowman was arrested on Tuesday. Investigators say Bowman posted the same ads on Facebook for a condo to rent in Phoenix as her boyfriend and co-defendant Christopher Stress.
In the scam, multiple families were offered the same condo in the area of 19th and Northern avenues but the condo never became available. The first suspect, Stress, was taken into custody after initially running away from officers and swallowing fentanyl pills, police said.
"I fell in a way that I put my entire family in jeopardy."
Brooke Hites was scammed and now lives in her Volkswagen Jetta. Courtney Taylor and Kyle Johnson have to live in their Kia Soul after falling for the scam. They are a few of the at least eight families that are victims.
Court documents state that Bowman admitted to detectives that she was involved in the scam, but said that she did it because she was threatened by Stress. She was booked into jail on seven counts of theft and one count of fraud schemes.