Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a woman following an online market place rental scam.
The 28-year-old woman allegedly placed an advertisement for a rental property on Leopold Crescent in Hampton Park and took deposits and a months rent in advance from several prospective renters.
When victims attempted to move into the property the locks had been changed and the woman was nowhere to be seen.
Investigators believe that the woman also allegedly took deposits from victims in relation to a property on Glendon Road in Junction Village which was falsely advertised for sale in July this year.
The woman was interviewed by police and has been released pending further enquiries.
The scam involved a substantial amount of money and investigators are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or they can file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au