Theft Under False Pretenses

A landlord advertised a property on Gumtree. We agreed to terms of lease verbally - i.e. move in on 24 May 2013 & no problems with my dogs. Then she came with info that a 3rd party is involved & needs approval & when I questioned that she changed her story to say that 3rd party does not have a say in decision she makes. I asked for the lease agreement which she did not want to send me & insisted i pay deposit of R8500, which I did. I arranged for the move & said I will then sign lease on the day when I move in....which she first had no issue with...but then said NO she not happy anymore & that I can only move in on 1 June 2013. This was NOT the agreement & then I asked for my deposit back and she refused to pay it back. She was not upfront about the 3rd party owning 33% share of the property, agreed to terms and then changed it...her whole story changed AFTER I paid the deposit - this is clearly theft by false pretenses and who knows who else she has done this to. This woman is Gabi Miller Meyerson. She is not even trying to get a replacement lease agreement was signed & then when I told her I will still move in during the week BEFORE the 1st of June she said NO. Now I am out of pocket with R8500...she does not need to rush to get a tenant and she can keep doing this to other prospective tenants not knowing what this woman is up to.

Report ID: 3884
Crime Category: Stolen - Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Waverley
Address: 51 Halford Road, Waverley
Crime Date/Time: 24 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3884
Reported Date: 30 May 2013, 21:05 PM
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