A Wildwood man was arrested for allegedly renting properties to young adults that were both uninhabitable and did not belong to him.

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said James J. Georginis, 43, was arrested for theft by deception and was taken to Cape May County jail on $70,000 bail.

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Authorities said Georginis allegedly advertised properties in North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest online to young adults for summer rentals. When the people arrived the units were either locked or uninhabitable, Taylor said.

Many of the properties were also owned by people who did not authorize Georginis to rent them, Taylor said.

Georginis received more than $75,000 in deposits, Taylor said.

The investigation is ongoing and Taylor asks any other possible victims to contact his office at 609-465-1135.

Joel Landau

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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