SAYVILLE - A Sayville man pleaded not guilty today to an alleged rental scam.
Joseph Fernandez was charged in an 18-count indictment.
Prosecutors say the 26-year-old posted ads for a room rental and then stole the prospective tenants' rent, security deposit money and their personal property.
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After Fernandez was arrested in September, officials say he continued the scam and stole from at least six more people.
Fernandez was arrested a second time earlier this month.