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Phony credit cards used to purchase party supplies for trashed Airbnb home

Above watch: Calgary Police are turning to the public to help find those responsible for destroying a rental property, asking anyone at the party to come forward, Stefan Keyes reports.

CALGARY – Police investigating the complete destruction of a northwest Calgary home rented out through Airbnb say the suspects were using phony credit cards.

The two-storey house in the community of Sage Hill was trashed in late April after Mark and Star King rented their home to four people found via the short-term rental website.

Original damage estimates were between $50,000 and $75,000. However, police say damages are now thought to be around $150,000.

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Damage left behind in Mark and Star King's Calgary home after they rented it out to four people through the website Airbnb. Reid Fiest/Global News
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Damage left behind in Mark and Star King's Calgary home after they rented it out to four people through the website Airbnb. Reid Fiest/Global News
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Damage left behind in Mark and Star King's Calgary home after they rented it out to four people through the website Airbnb. Reid Fiest/Global News

On Thursday, police announced that they had discovered food and booze bought for the party were purchased with fake credit cards.

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Investigators are still working to identify the suspects involved, and are in the process of reviewing CCTV images.

Police are asking anyone who was in the home over the weekend of April 24th to 27th to come forward by calling the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.

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