Vans being used as illegal AirBnBs found on NYC streets, vehicles impounded

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Police discover vans being used as Airbnb rentals in Manhattan
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It's an Airbnb bombshell - vans were being used as temporary housing rentals in Manhattan.

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Vans being used as illegal AirBnBs were impounded off of the streets of New York City.

The New York City Sheriff's Office working with the NYPD Document Fraud Unit discovered several "alleged fraudulent and illegally registered vans."

As part of 'Operation Room Service," seven vans were taken off of city streets.

The vans were parked on the street in the East Village and in Chelsea and all had New Jersey license plates.

Their owners are accused of "a variety of alleged offenses."

Investigators were tipped off in part by a YouTube video review of one of the vans.

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