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Police investigating housing scam

Updated: January 27, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

U.S. bobsledding world champion Steve Mesler's friends and family will be there to watch him race for Olympic gold next month, after the kindness of strangers offered an escape from a scam that could have otherwise left them home.

Mesler's parents, Ben and Lois Mesler of Buffalo, N.Y., said Wednesday they and some of their friends were bilked out of $7,332 by someone purportedly willing to rent them a home in Whistler, British Columbia, during bobsled competitions at the upcoming Vancouver ...

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