Calgary, AB,

Update: Police search for suspect wanted on warrants in apartment rental scam


The woman police were searching for in relation to the rental scam investigation was located.

Original release:

We are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman believed to be involved in defrauding several victims by posing as a landlord for an apartment located in the community of Crescent Heights.

Throughout the month of October, it is believed the woman advertised a vacant apartment for rent, located in the 300 block of Second Avenue N.E., through multiple online classified sites.

Once a victim responded to the online ad, the woman would host a showing of the apartment, and subsequently agree to rent the apartment to the victim.

The woman would then ask the victim for money in the form of a damage deposit to secure the apartment and then promised a move-in date.

The victim would then agree to send e-transfers to the woman in exchange to rent the apartment and shortly after she would cut off communication with the victim.

It is believed the woman had previously resided at the apartment, but is not the rightful owner and did not have the authority to sublet or rent the apartment to others.

Police are now asking for help to locate Crystal Kathleen SHANNON, 33, of Calgary, who is wanted on warrants for fraud under $5,000.

She is described as approximately 5’4” tall, 265 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about these rental scams, or who knows the whereabouts of Crystal Kathleen SHANNON, is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA22481036/CA22446997/CA22494425/5590