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(WBIR) Authorities arrested a woman Sunday accused of scamming several people in Blount County through the website Craigslist.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year-old Beth Joy Economos Sunday morning. She's been charged with five counts of theft over $1,000.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said Economos used the website "Craigslist" to lie about a rental property in Seymour.

10News first reported on the scam earlier this week. Five families said they had signed leases and gave rent money to Economos to live in a house on Old Chilhowee Road in Seymour. However, she didn't actually own the home.

Economos is now in the Blount County Jail on $4,000 bond.


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