This is the exact reason I memorized the Nebraska Tenants and Landlords Act of 1974. I can almost recite all of my legal rights and regulation regarding both myself and said landlord. I am glad to see you managed to pry away your hard earned money from that conman. I say you should still report the incident anyway so that they have him on record for the next person that he tries to swindle. Look after you fellow man and all.