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Police: Evicted man bilked woman by renting his own apartment to her

Posted January 29, 2015

Walter Keith Gough

— A Raleigh man cheated a woman out of thousands of dollars by renting his apartment to her when he was about to be evicted, according to an arrest warrant.

Walter Keith Gough, 21, of 8901 Autumn Winds Drive, Apt. 306, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

Police accuse Gough of placing an ad on Craigslist offering a two-bedroom apartment for rent, and a woman paid him $2,800 to rent it, according to the warrant. A couple of days after she moved in, the apartment manager ordered her out, saying that Gough had been evicted for not paying his rent, the warrant states.


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  • Paul Hill Jan 30, 2015
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    "Really? People of all races and ages work at apartment complexes..." T

    This wouldn't have happened if she would have written a check, to the apt. complex. Trump Jr. would've have bailed at the thought.

  • Lisa Marie Fields Jan 30, 2015
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    The amount he asked for and his age!!!!

  • TeaBagOnLove Jan 30, 2015

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    First month's rent ($1,400) and one month security deposit... $2800

  • Kristi Bobbitt Coley Jan 30, 2015
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  • PowderedToastMan Jan 29, 2015

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    same question can be directed at you for your pointless personal attack

  • HeyHeyHey!!! Jan 29, 2015

    Looks like a real winner.

  • a-moment-of-truth Jan 29, 2015


  • snowl Jan 29, 2015

    SUBLET: verb
    : to allow someone to use (an apartment, house, etc., that you are renting) for a period of time in return for payment

    : to use (an apartment, house, etc., that is rented by someone) in return for payment

  • 50s Child Jan 29, 2015

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    To which "girl" do you refer? Because the story mentioned a woman. Twice. No girls.

  • Ronnie Reams Jan 29, 2015
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    Nothing good ever happens on Craigslist. At least that I ever see reported.