GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) But appearances can be deceiving, according to two young mothers who spoke with CBS 5 Investigates. They claimed Bollwinkel scammed each of them out of their hard earned cash.Both women were desperate for places to live when they answered recent ads on Craigslist touting free rent for several months with no credit check."He said $500 down, and he gave you a list and you could get any house you wanted that was available," 26 year old Brittany Wallace explained.In the past few months, both of the women handed over $500 to Bollwinkel and ultimately ended up with no place to live."I felt stupid, ultimately. I felt like I made a really bad decision," said 21 year old Kalani, who didn wish to use her last name."I was like, we really screwed. What are we going to do now? said Wallace.CBS 5 Investigates wanted to hear firsthand Bollwinkel, who people said often went by Walker to represent himself, talks people into giving him so much cash for something they can get for free.The investigative team made an appointment and brought along the undercover camera.For more than 20 minutes, the fast talking Bollwinkel went through his lowdown."I not a charity. I a business. I out to make as much money as I can make, as fast as I can make it. Do it legally, morally, ethically," he stated.It was a well rehearsed presentation explaining how his house sitting program works.Bollwinkel charges $500 for a list of distressed homes. It a list of about 200 Logan Paulsen Elite Jersey homes found online or with the county for free.He instructs his would be participants to go through the list and first find a vacant home."I can leave something empty for two years. It will get vandalized, broken Logan Paulsen Redshinks Jersey into, stripped out, squatted in," Bollwinkel explained to the undercover team.Then, he says to find the home owner."It simple. Talk to neighbors," he said.After some paperwork, Bollwinkel said tenants are able to move in with six to 18 months free rent to house sit while a short sale is pending.The program sounds great, but those who tried it tell CBS 5 Investigates it next to impossible. Bollwinkel has a different story."In 14 years of doing this, I haven had anyone that gone out there and not gotten a house," Bollwinkel said.According to a host of online complaints and the two young mothers who spoke with CBS 5 Investigates, that is clearly not the case."He said, real easy, and I did that, and it was all a lie," Wallace said. "I went to every single house on the list and either somebody was living in it or we couldn get ahold of nobody."Kalani and her boyfriend searched for an available home in vain."We called every house on the list for Phoenix," she said. When she asked for a refund, Bollwinkel refused.Ironically, while the CBS 5 undercover camera was rolling, Bollwinkel warned the team about shady dealings."Somebody will drive the neighborhood, find a vacant house. They don own it. They don know the owner. They illegally change locks. They rent that house out to five different people in one day. Collect first month rent, last month rent, deposit walk away with 10 15 grand in their pocket," Bollwinkel said.
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