A 38-year-old man is the subject of several outstanding warrants involving short-term rental theft and damage, and Victoria Police is asking for help to find him.
Police say Brandon Wildman continues to be a person of interest in several ongoing investigations where short-term rental properties were damaged and items stolen.
Wildman is also a person of interest in rental fraud investigations where police believe he rents short-term accomodations, then posts online as the owner and is paid damage deposits by his alleged victims.
Police says tenants are unaware of the scam until it is too late and after their money is lost.
VicPD says Wildman is believed to be using a number of 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
Wildman is described by police as a Caucasian man with a thin build, standing 5’10” tall and is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard.
VicPD says if you see Wildman to call 911, and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call (250) 995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police have tips to protect yourself 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.