This is a very well put together scam,” said Capt. Joe Hartshorne of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “The families are truly victims. They could not have seen this coming.”
A hold has been placed on Singh’s passport and a silver Volvo left in the driveway has been impounded, officials said.
Renters began learning of the apparent fraud Monday night.
None of the photographers or reporters who actually visited the scene at 5441 Calera Avenue saw a sign quite like that.