Northwest San Antonio apartment leasing agent accused of pocketing tenants' deposits

San Antonio police: Ivonne Sanderson, 34, kept deposits, charged with forgery

Ivonne Sanderson, 34, who worked as a leasing agent at a Northwest Side apartment complex, is accused of collecting an extra deposit for herself from a couple of applicants.

San Antonio police arrested Sanderson Monday on two counts of forgery.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that Sanderson worked in the office of the Avion Place Apartments last summer when two would-be tenants filled out their applications.

Both women later came forward to police, saying they had made deposits which were never credited to their accounts, the affidavit stated.

One woman told investigators that Sanderson asked her for an extra $200 deposit due to her poor credit history.

She said she handed over a money order in that amount to Sanderson, but found out later her account had not been credited, the affidavit stated.

In another case, a 31-year-old woman said she was required to give Sanderson two separate money orders, each for $500, as a deposit for an apartment, the affidavit stated.

That woman told police she later found out from another tenant and staff members at the complex that no such deposit is required.

Police said they found evidence showing Sanderson changed the name on the money orders and cashed the one for $200 and one of the $500 money orders, the affidavit stated.

They said the other $500 money order was made out to another person. Police are still investigating that case, the affidavit stated.

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