Miami Beach police say woman stole thousands from people on short-term rentals


>>THOUSANDS CUSTOMERS WERE ROBBED AND NOW THIS HE HAVE NOWHERE TO STA>>Reporter: IT SEEMS LIKE THE VACATION HOME OF THEIR DREAMS.>>IT COMES.>>Reporter: MOW NTSB SAYS THIS PRICE IN MIAMI BEACH WAS PERFECT FOR HER FRIEND’S BACHELOR TRIP IN JUNE AND SPOKE WITH US FROM OHIO.>>IT SAYS IT IS PERSONAL.>>Reporter: THE HOUSE ON 22nd AND ALTON ROAD WAS LISTED ON THE WEB SITE HOME AWAY.COM AFTER CONTACTING THE WOMAN’S LISTED THE GROUP PAID $6,000 TO HOLD THE RESERVATION. THE PRICE SAYS SHORTLY AFTER THE WOMAN DISAPPEARED.>>WE KNEW HER TO BE ADELE CALLIE ROAM.>>Reporter: MIAMI BEACH POLICE SAY UDEL’S REAL NAME IS VIVIAN ORTISE. WHEN PRICE RESEARCHED THAT NAME SHE FOUND OUR REPORT FROM LAST MA WE FIRST HEARD OF VIVIAN ORTISE LAST YEAR ON SHORT TERM RENTALS — ORTIZ’S COMPANY I LOVE MIAMI CONDOS WAS ON AN INVOICE FOR AN ILLEGAL RENTAL ON PALM ISLAND AND BACK THEN WE TRIED TO TRACK HER DOWN AT T RESIDENCE LISTED. HER WEB SITE NOW LIST A WASHINGTON AVENUE ADDRESS. SO WE WENT THERE AND FOUND A CYBERCAFE FAY.>>WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN I LOVE MIAMI CONDOS WITH VIVIAN ORTISE IS THAT AN OFFICE HERE?>>NO, SHE NEVER HAD AN OFFICE HERE.>>DO YOU KNOW IF SHE GOT ARRESTED?>>NO, NO, NO. I WOULDN’T B SURPRISED.>>Reporter: AFTER PRICE’S COMPLAINT, POLICE FOUND ORTISE AT A HOME ON PALM AVENUE CHARGING HER WITH FRAUD, GRAND THEFT AND BURGLARY. PICTURES ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE SHOW HER AT THE ALTON ROAD HOME WHERE ORTISE ADVERTISED AND REPORTED TO OWN. RECORDS SHOW THE HOME IS ACTUALLY OWNED I GO GLEESON PROPERTIES LLC AND WE LEARNED CODE OFFICERS HAVE CITED THAT PROPERTY FOR ILLEGAL RENTAL AT LEAST THREE TIMES CITY MANAGERS JIMMY MORALES SAYS CASES LIKE THIS HURT RESIDENTS AND VISITORS BUT A NEW LAW MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH THE STATE LEGISLATURE WOULD STRIP CITIES OF THEIR RIGHT TO RESTRICT THESE RENTALS.>>OUR RESIDENTS ARE THEIR VOTERS TOO AND YOU WOULD THINK THEY WANT TO PROTECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.>>Reporter: PRICE SAYS HER GROUP IS STILL TRYING TO MAKE THEIR TRIP HAPPEN BUT HOPES ORTISE’S ARREST WILL PROTECT OTHERS.>>PEOPLE THAT SHE VICTIMIZED…>>IN MIAMI BEACH, LOCAL 10 NEWS>>AND THANKS A LOT. VIVIAN ORTISE STILL HAS LISTINGS FOR RENT ON HOME AWAY.COM

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