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Idaho resident Ashley Nicole Vidrine has been accused of fraudulently advertising a rental property and accepting money from interested prospective tenants while having no intention of renting to them.

Though Vidrine and her husband reside in the townhouse she had listed as available for rent, police estimated she allegedly accepted down payments for the property nearing $3000 since the start of their investigation in early September. When would-be tenants who paid her went to view the property they found no one available, and Vidrine was unable to be reached by telephone. It is unknown at this time whether or not her husband was also a part of the hoax.

Police took 25-year-old Vidrine into custody on Thursday and she faces multiple charges including felony grand theft by deception, and felony computer crime for “Use of a computer or network to obtain money by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises or committing theft.” In addition, Vidrine is charged with one count of misdemeanor petty theft. She is being held in Madison County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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A former case manager that worked with foster youths who had been neglected or abused was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in June.

Morris Leroi Brinker was working as a case manager with the Children’s Law Center of California who regularly represent abused, neglected or abandoned children in Los Angeles and Sacramento counties. He was in charge of the victim’s case at the time during which the alleged crime took place.

Part of Brinker’s job description involved driving children various places in his personal vehicle. Authorities reported that the teenage girl claimed on June 29, Brinker had sex with her in a parking lot in his car.