Landlord Rents Out Apartment in Condemned Building
WEST HAZLETON — A landlord has been arrested in Luzerne County for allegedly taking rent and a security deposit for an apartment that was condemned almost two years ago.
Margarita Murarescu of West Hazleton was charged Thursday with theft and receiving stolen property.
Court papers show she took $1,400 from two people who planned to move into the apartment in early August on North Broad Street in West Hazleton.
The building was condemned in October of 2014. Court documents show Murarescu may have done the same thing to two other people back in May.