Local woman arrested for townhouse rental scam


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Ashley Nicole Vidrine | Rexburg Police Department

REXBURG — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on a number of felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly scamming people trying to rent a townhouse.

Ashley Nicole Vidrine of Rexburg has been charged with felony grand theft, misdemeanor petty theft and a felony computer crime.

Police reports show Vidrine was fraudulently advertising a townhouse for rent without the intent of actually renting it and accepting down payments from unsuspecting victims.

A total of $3,500 was taken on three separate occasions in September from an unknown number of victims. None of the victims recovered any of their money, Capt. Randy Lewis tells EastIdahoNews.com.

The suspect was living in the advertised house with her husband on Pioneer Road in Rexburg.

She was located and arrested Thursday and booked into the Madison County Jail. Her bond is set at $50,000.