This guy thought he could pull off a rental home scam by breaking into someone's house while they were gone and then charge people deposits to come and rent it!
Matthew Robert Paul was just going on with his life when he got the bright idea to break into a home in which he knew the owners were in Mexico and proceeded to hang framed pictures of himself on the walls and make it his own!
He then was able to somehow convince five people to apply to rent it, checked their references, and even collected deposits!
Turns out the neighbors had no idea what was going on because Paul introduced himself as someone who was just house sitting while the owners were gone.
Paul even went as far as asking a man to help him cash the checks in exchange for drugs!
Breaking and entering, money scams, and drug deals, sounds like a good time!
Well, for us, Paul is probably in for a rough time, actually. Source: KIRO 7