Kennewick man suspected of renting foreclosed homes arrested

A Kenenwick man faces theft charges for allegedly breaking into foreclosed homes, re-keying them and then presenting himself as the owner and renting them to other folks.

Police say 36-year-old Corey Javon Williams, also know at Corey Pugh, was arrested on Monday after a search warrant was served in order to look for documents at a home on the 46-hundred block of West Grand Ronde.

Officers have learned that five homes belong to a mortgage companies or other people were known to have been rented by William's without the owner's consent.

Police are looking into 4 other homes that Williams had listed on Craig's List, as well as additional homes he is renting out.

If you have any information, you can call Kennewick Police or Crime Stoppers of Tri-Cities at 586-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.