Voice PSA: Don't Give a Friggin' Dime To "Peter Kim"

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"Peter Kim," a.k.a. Michael Hong, will not rent you an apartment. He will, however, steal your money.
Who's living in an apartment at 43-01 46th Street in Queens? If you gave money to alleged phony real estate broker "Peter Kim," the answer is not you.

According to the NYPD, "Kim's" apparently been scamming people for the past few weeks, telling them he would rent them an apartment at the aforementioned address.

Only problem is, "Kim," a.k.a. Michael Hong, has no authority to rent the apartment to anyone, and he's currently wanted for grand larceny for allegedly ripping off several people who gave him money to rent the apartment.


Between February 22, and March 1, "Kim" ripped off at least 12 unsuspecting would-be renters who responded to an ad he placed on Craigslist.

He's still on the loose.

"Kim's" described as 31 years old, Asian, with black hair and dark eyes. He's about 5-foot-8 and 130-150 pounds.

Anyone who's seen "Kim," or knows anything about his alleged scam, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. You can also leave tips on the Crime Stoppers website by clicking here.

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