VicPD search for Short-Term Rental Damage Suspect
VicPD continue to search for a 38-year-old man in connection with theft from, and damage to, short-term and roommate rental accommodations.
Brandon Wildman is the person of interest in several rental fraud investigations where it is believed that he rents short-term rentals, posts them online posing as the owner and then obtains damage deposits.
Tenants are unaware that it is a scam until it is too late which results in the loss of money.
Mr. Wildman is believed to be using a dozen aliases including:
- Hayden Davidon
- Brandon Lee
- David Howden
- Thomas Sommerville
- James Chu
- Chris Terrence
- James Hauden
- Christopher Townsend
- Bruno Deckland
- Eugene Tolbert
- Chris Terance
- Daryl Kingsman
Brandon Wildman is 5 foot-10 inches tall, with a thin build. He is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard.
If you see Brandon Wildman, please call 911. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call (250) 995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
VicPD say if you're renting short-term properties or looking for roommates, you can protect yourself by taking a few key steps when renting space:
- Do not rent your space to someone without meeting that person or, for those who use short-term rental services like AirBnB, only rent to approved, confirmed persons.
- For those renting to roommates - do not rent your space without receiving a damage deposit.
- Ensure your valuables are secured when renting your space to persons you do not know.