Kennewick — A Kennewick man has been arrested for fraudulently leasing foreclosed homes he advertised online to would-be renters.
Corey Javon Williams, who also goes by Corey Pugh, allegedly leased five homes to people that belonged to other individuals or mortgage companies, a release said.
And he had four other homes listed for rent on Craigslist, an online want ad site.
Kennewick police said Williams, 36, would break into homes in foreclosure, re-key the locks and present himself as the owner to renters.
He was arrested under suspicion of first-degree theft when police searched his home at 4619 W. Grand Ronde Ave. on Monday. The investigation is continuing.