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Metro looking for man suspected of valley rental scams

Las Vegas police are looking for Robert Vito Comito, a 62-year-old man wanted for a series of home-rental scams throughout the valley.

Financial-crimes detectives said Wednesday that Comito is known to put listings on Craigslist, Trulia and other rental websites before stringing potential renters along and defrauding them of their money — sometimes before he even showed the rentals in the ads.

He is wanted on multiple charges of obtaining money under false pretenses and one charge of obtaining and using another person’s identity, both of which are felonies.

Court records show Comito was previously convicted of two felony counts of actions that constitute theft in 2001. That same year, he was also convicted of taking a car without the owner’s consent, a gross misdemeanor.

People with information on Comito’s location or anyone who believes they may have been victims are asked to call Metro’s financial crimes section at 702-828-3483.

Contact Rachel Crosby at rcrosby@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Find her on Twitter: @rachelacrosby

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