West Richland arrest suspect of residential burglary & theft by fraud

West Richland Police arrest a man suspected of residential burglary and theft by fraud.

On Wednesday, police received a report that a woman had answered a Craigs-list ad for a rental property that she was interested in, met with a man at a West Richland residence and paid him funds to secure and rent the property.

The victim became suspicious when she learned the house she recently secured to rent was scheduled to be sold through a local realtor for the actual owner of the home who is a Navy serviceman currently deployed overseas.

Yesterday, police arrested Marc A. Trujillo and booked him into the Benton County Jail for residential burglary and theft by fraud.

Police also searched a residence in south Kennewick believed to be housing stolen property.  A search warrant was conducted and several items were seized from the home.