Woman wanted after duping Carroll County home seekers in property scam
Authorities say Moss has several warrants out for her arrest and continues to take money from people.
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Carroll County authorities are looking for a woman they say used a fake identity to scam multiple home seekers out of their money.
According to investigators, Kelly Moss used fake names and phone numbers to list a property on Mandeville Road online.
Amanda and James Cummings fell victim to the alleged scheme and tell Atlanta News First they gave Moss $2,000 dollars cash upfront.
“She posted a Facebook ad on a rental saying she was trying to rent it out in the area, so I messaged her and went and looked at the house,” Amanda Cummings said. “We were supposed to move in today and we haven’t heard from her in about four days.”
The Cummings were hoping to move to the area to be closer to family. Including Amanda’s father, who she says is in poor health.
“I just wanted to be closer to him so I could spend more time with him before he does pass,” Amanda Cummings said. “It’s just hard because we’ve been homeless for a year, so we were trying to move and get our lives back together.”
The Cummings reported Moss to law enforcement along with several other victims. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office estimates Moss has collected roughly $7,600 dollars.
“Kelly in fact does not own this address and has no rights to the property. The property owners are seeking legal recourse,” Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said on their Facebook page.
The scam left several people out of a total of $7,600.
Authorities say Moss has several warrants out for her arrest and continues to steal money from people.
Please contact Investigator Tyler North at 770-830-5916 or by email email@example.com if you have any tips in regard to Moss’s whereabouts.
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