CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The woman accused in a nationwide Facebook scam operation is in more hot water.
Officers with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department and an agent with the U.S. Office of Inspector General Department of Housing and Urban Development were at Zienup Sbeih’s home in the Villages of Carver Park off of East 45th Street and Quincy Friday afternoon.
Officers executed a county search warrant, removing documents including bank transactions, stuffed animals and other toys possibly used in Zienup Sbeih’s online scams.
“This is based on an investigation on story you made, regarding Zienup Sbeih” said CMHA Police Chief Andres Gonzalez.
Zienup Sbeih, a 23-year-old public housing resident, is now under investigation for Housing Fraud.
Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Police Chief Andres Gonzalez spoke candidly stating “based on the evidence we are recovering, I’m pretty confident that we will be able to identify a second person that may have been working with her. I anticipate within the next two weeks we should be able to prepare a very good case to the grand jury and see some indictments.”
You may recall, Investigator Carl Monday reported earlier this summer that hundreds of victims paid Zienup Sbeih, also known as Zee, for items like baby car seats, diapers and Disney trips but never received their products. Some of the moms made payments directly through Facebook messenger. Mothers from coast to coast ripped off.
In July, Cleveland Police Financial Crimes Unit charged “Zee” with Telecommunications Fraud and Grand Theft. CPD also issued a warrant for Zee’s arrest. Zee remains on the run from police.
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