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.

 

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