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Dupe old lady at your own risk

Cheating tenant will get caught, feel stupid

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Dear Real Estate Ethicist, My landlady is 81 years old. She does a terrible job of maintaining our building. She has not cashed my rent check for four months. I am conveniently ignoring her. Am I doing the wrong thing? –Lucky Tenant Dear Lucky Tenant, If you are calculating this mistake as a gain, you are a fool. These sorts of situations always get reconciled, and your little mistake will too. Remember, there is no such thing as a free latte. When you get caught, you will feel rather stupid. Duping an 81-year-old lady? Come on. –Real Estate Ethicist Got a question for the Ethicist? Send it to *** Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom. Please include the headline of the story....