Woman Accused In Rental Scam Investigated Over Bail Violation

Dianne 'Harmony' Brown Accused Of Renting Out Homes She Does Not Own

The Chula Vista Police Department is investigating whether a woman accused in an alleged home rental scam violated the terms of her release on bail.

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Dianne "Harmony" Brown posted bail Thursday after pleading not guilty to 61 felony counts stemming from an alleged rental scam in the South Bay. Brown was ordered to stay away from the 31 homes involved in the investigation.

10News learned Chula Vista police are looking into the possibility Brown violated that order just hours after bailing out.

10News cameras tried catching up to Brown as she left a readiness hearing Friday at the San Diego County Courthouse downtown. Flanked by two unidentified men, Brown refused to comment other than to say, "I'm looking forward to everything" -- a reference to a preliminary hearing scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office said Brown filed fake deeds to seize 31 foreclosed homes in eastern Chula Vista. She would then rent them out and pocket the money, according to prosecutors.

Attorneys in court Friday said the preliminary hearing could take five to six days.

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