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For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Javier Baez
jjbaez@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Grand Theft
Case #: PD120418147679
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/20/2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 14501 SW 160 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim Name: Renan Rico, (W/M)
Victim DOB: 02/06/1984
Victim Age: 28
Victim Address: 12470 SW 184th Street
  Miami, Florida, 
Subject #1:
Subject Name: Ricardo Antonio Ribas, (W/M)
Subject DOB: 03/29/1960
Subject Age: 52
Subject Address: 15382 SW 163rd Street
  Miami, Florida, 
Subject Charges: Grand Theft


Seeking Additional Victims


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department's, Economic Crimes Bureau detectives continue to investigate a possible Organized Scheme to Defraud case that lead to the arrest of Ricardo Antonio Ribas.  According to detectives, in January of 2011, Ribas portrayed himself as a realtor who bought several properties at an auction and now were for sale.  Mr. Renan Rico, victim, purchased one of his homes and paid Ribas a total of $25,115.88 in deposits and fees.  In May of 2011, Ribas advised Mr. Rico that he was able to move into the home although the closing was still pending title issues.  Approximately 3 months after Mr. Rico moved in with his family, he began to receive foreclosure notices from a bank.  Mr. Rico then contacted the bank and he was advised that the residence was in foreclosure and the property was owned by the bank. In order to avoid the eviction process, the bank advised Mr. Rico that he and his family had to move out. In January of 2012, Mr. Rico and his family moved out of the residence after spending an additional $20,000.00 upgrading the residence. 

Detectives believe the subject may have solicited other unsuspecting victims with the same scheme. If you believe you have been victimized by Ricardo Antonio Ribas, please contact Detective Ayme Sacramento of the Economics Crime Bureau at (305)994-1000.

 

 


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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