A Pennsylvania man is accused of scamming a North Long Beach resident out of thousands of dollars in a house flipping scam.

Police say Ketan Patel met with the 41-year victim over an investment opportunity on Craigslist.

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According to police, the victim was interested in flipping houses in Florida and sent Patel $45,000.

The victim called police last week after Patel never got back to him after four months.

Patel's now facing grand larceny charges.