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Illegal AirBnB bust: New York sheriff impound vans used as illegal short-term rentals

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) – Vans used as illegal AirBnBs have been seized from the streets of New York City.

The New York City Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the NYPD Document Fraud Unit, discovered several “suspected fraudulent and illegally registered trucks.”

As part of “Operation Room Service”, seven vans were removed from the streets of the city.

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

Their owners are charged with “various alleged offenses”.

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

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