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.

Latest Video

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

Stay informed! Sign up to receive top headlines delivered to your inbox each morning.

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.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.