Apartment Subletting Scheme Leads to Arrest of Bayonne Man

41-year old, Fils Kendamos of West 19th Street in Bayonne has been arrested for cooking up an apartment, subletting scheme.  According to Captain Eric Amato of the Bayonne Police Department,  Kendamos was taken into custody on Thursday morning at 7:39 from his residence on West 19th Street.   Amato says he had been identified as the actor of two counts of theft by deception reported on February 10, 2021.

On that date, two victims reported that they each paid Kendamos over $1000 at different times to enter into a lease on an apartment Kendamos had advertised that he was subletting.  When they attempted to contact Kendamos by phone to schedule a move-in date, they realized the number was to the landlord who had no knowledge of the subletting.  All attempts to contact Kendamos were unsuccessful.

An investigation into the scam was conducted by the Bayonne Police Detective Bureau leading to the arrest of Kendamos.   

He has been charged with theft by deception.