Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunnyside rental scammer sentenced to probation

Photo from Sunnyside Post
From Sunnyside Post:

A Queens woman who owned a Woodside real estate firm and scammed 28 prospective tenants out of nearly $95,000 was sentenced last month to 3-years probation–and is required to repay all her victims.

Rosita Tsiklauri, a 48-year-old College Point resident, operated Fast Solutions Realty out of 47-20 48th Avenue, where she duped prospective tenants out of thousands in cash, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Tsiklauri’s firm collected deposits, fees and rental payments on apartments that were not available.

She would often show the same apartment to prospective tenants and ask them for cash payments to cover the deposit and first month’s rent. She would then tell her victims that the apartment was suddenly taken and pocket the cash.

In cases where she did refund her prospective tenants, the checks either bounced or her bank account was frozen.

She was arrested last year at JFK Airport after returning from the Ukraine. She was charged with second-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-and-fourth degree grand larceny, first degree scheme to defraud and issuing a bad check. She faced up to 15 years in prison.

14 comments:

(sarc) said...

Fifteen years reduced to probation, that looks to be a deal that President Donald John Trump would negotiate!

Realize that these are only the victims known to the court, how many victims were unwilling to testify and how many victims are in this country illegally and will not get involved for fear of deportation?

This "crappy" piece of journalism leaves more questions than answers.

Is the scammer a citizen or a legal immigrant?

Are we dealing with a Russian crime syndicate?

And is this incredibly reduced sentence from a SERIOUS FELONIOUS CHARGE to essentially NOTHING, solely for the purpose of NOT flagging the DEPORTATION process?

Or in actuality this scammer was released so that the business can continue, as this is the only trade the woman knows.

Now she will only prey upon illegal immigrants, knowing that they will NEVER speak to the authorities!

As the article stated, she must pay the victims back.

And as the old proverb states,robbing Peter to pay Paul! This will have greater truth than anyone knows!

One could say "fake news"...

Anonymous said...

Another immigrant doing the work Americans won't do.Let's bring in another 100 million.

Anonymous said...

To: "Are we dealing with a Russian crime syndicate?..."
Why Russian..?
The article says, "She was arrested last year at JFK Airport after returning from the Ukraine."
Also, her name is not Russian AT ALL as you can see from below
.....Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said, "Rosita Tsiklauri (aka Rosita Tinoco, Rosie Villegas, Rosy Villegas and Rosy Tinoco), 47, of College Point, was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny, scheme to defraud and issuing a bad check...." (from here: http://www.qgazette.com/news/2016-07-06/Front_Page/Two_More_Woodside_Realtors_Busted_In_Client_Fraud.html

Anonymous said...

Maybe 'Rosie the Rip-off artist' should consult with political predator, Rubin Wills (the latest city council 'Criminal du Jour')——for a consultation on how to bilk the system, as Rubin himself continues to petition for a second shot at robbing, cheating and stealing from the public coffers, with impunity (as if once wasn't enough)!

Better yet, Wills could coach Rosie and her crime ring to run for public office——where ALL of Queens County's (and the other boroughs), openly practicing thieves cavort in sunshine, without a lengthy jail sentence, much less ANY consequence, straight up to the breeding point of all corruption itself——City Hall!

Anonymous said...

Scams like this going on all over Jamaica - phony landlords renting out abandoned and foreclosed homes. Be careful if you are looking to rent in a private home. Check ACRIS to make sure you are dealing with the real owner.

ron s said...

Why no prison time?

Anonymous said...

If this criminal is here illegally, why isn't she being deported??

Anonymous said...

Why no jail time? If she even had to do six months in gen pop in Riekrs that might be enough to make her regret her actions. This is bull shit.

Anonymous said...

Probation? That's it? How do they justify such a lenient sentence?

Anonymous said...

She should be deported!! Send her back! Trash is trash no matter where it came from.

Anonymous said...

"Are we dealing with a Russian crime syndicate"

That's no doubt part of it however Rosie the Rip-off artist' AKA Rozita Tziklauri is not only an immigrant but a Jew so she automatically gets a double pass. --Not even 10 days in the crapper for all those criminal offenses!!

Nothing new to discuss here, this lousy code of conduct with DA's, prosecutors and judges is deep rooted and never going to change.
Look what these Eastern block'audes got away with in the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills.

This DA Brown is friggan useless, the worst ever !!
We really need somebody like Sheriff Joe Apaio in NYC to restore order because this is absolutely crazy !! No 1000s more immigrant crooks are gonna do the same thing because they know the wont go to jail because No deterrent exists !!

JQ LLC said...

Christ she named her company "fast solutions". She has 4 aliases. This woman is a career criminal on a level with all these bums from poor and black communities making the news lately. What's worse, with the exception of killing anyone, is that she is fucking with the housing crisis in either taking advantage of gullible idiots with disposable income yearning to live in the latest hip burg or desperate immigrant families looking for apts.

(sarc) is on to something here. And anon 4 may have unwittingly gave Rosie the idea to run for political coffice

M. How said...

WHAT???? "A Queens woman who owned a Woodside real estate firm and scammed 28 prospective tenants out of nearly $95,000 was sentenced last month to 3-years probation–and is required to repay all her victims."

Oh, how nice. She gets off with 3 years PROBATION? How is it that she can guarantee REPAYMENT? Scammers -- especially among the immigrant community -- are avoided like the Plague. Will she still be able to make a living? Where's the guarantee??

SOMEBODY GOT PAID OFF. No other explanation.

P.S. Those who don't pay their parking tickets are sent to Rikers if they can't pay. SHE GETS OFF???? UNREAL.

Anonymous said...

>That's no doubt part of it however Rosie the Rip-off artist' AKA Rozita Tziklauri is not only an immigrant but a Jew so she automatically gets a double pass

She's obviously not Jewish, or she would have gotten the full 15 years. Jews aren't one of the protected ethnic groups.

Stop making up shit.