East Meadow man charged in rental scam

An East Meadow man was arrested Saturday and charged with grand larceny in a scam in which people seeking rental units lost deposits after responding to ads online, Nassau police said.

Jamel Smith, 38, of 191 Green Valley Rd., acted as a real-estate agent for properties in Elmont, Hempstead and West Hempstead between Jan. 31 and May 9, 2012, police said. After an investigation by Nassau and...

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