Pete Demetriou

LAPD Looks for More Victims in Hollywood Apartment Rental Scam

August 28, 2018 - 1:26 pm

(KNX 1070) - A man accused of running an apartment rental scam may have victimized dozens of people in the last few months in Hollywood.

The LAPD needs the public's help in building the case on Johnny Ray Gasca. Gasca has been arrested twice by the LAPD in recent weeks.

In virtually all the cases, Gasca has never returned a dime to any of the potential renters.

So far the LAPD has seven different grand theft charges filed against Gasca but the total number of victims could run into the double-digit range, with financial losses totaling tens of thousands of dollars

Hollywood Detective Jeff Childs says its likely Gasca has defrauded people out of thousands of dollars in just the active cases they have on him in the last few months.

KNX reporter Pete Demetriou:

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