JUPITER FARMS, Fla. - Investigators descended on a Jupiter Farms home Monday following a four month investigation into a fraudulent rental scam involving dozens of victims in Martin, Palm Beach and Broward counties, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Agents arrested Robert Allen Tribble, Jr., 50, of of 17088 Randolph Siding Road, and Mary Revoller-Chavez, 45.
Investigators accuse Tribble filing fraudulent quit-claim and warranty deeds to take control of homes in foreclosure and then advertising them for rent or lease to purchase and collecting deposits from unsuspecting buyers and renters.
They also allege that he accepted rental or mortgage payments from the alleged victims, who thought Tribble owned the properties.
FDLE says it has identified fifty victims who lost more than $8 million.
Investigators say Revoller-Chavez lived with Tribble and helped him.
Tribble faces charges of organized scheme to defraud, money laundering, obstructing justice and 14 counts of criminal use of personal identification. Revoller-Chavez faces charges of organized scheme to defraud, money laundering and three counts of criminal use of personal identification.
Both have been booked into the Martin County Jail.