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How to detect mortgage wire fraud before it is too late
HousingWire (blog)
Wire fraud victims have few options once they discover they've been had. But when minutes mattered, one Michigan homebuyer enlisted the help of a few friends—and made a recovery. What follows is an actual instance of mortgage wire fraud. Here's how it ...

TB Reporter (blog)

Two Face Prison in Temple Terrace Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
TB Reporter (blog)
One of the men is from Largo. The other from Orlando. They pleaded guilty June 9, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Mortgage lenders' total losses from the ...
Florida men get lighter prison sentences for cooperating in $5.8M ...Tampa Bay Business Journal

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Nevada woman faces mortgage fraud charges
Mortgage Professional America
A Nevada woman has been arrested on charges of mortgage fraud, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced. Lynn Benson, formerly of Las Vegas, was arrested in Cloverdale, Calif. The Office of the Nevada Attorney General had filed a criminal ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas woman charged with mortgage fraud
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lynn Benson, whose husband pleaded guilty in January to filing bogus real estate paperwork in Las Vegas, has been charged with mortgage fraud. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Friday that police in Cloverdale, California — 85 miles ...


Texas attorney pleads guilty to $5M mortgage fraud scheme
Brannan was charged, along with three others, in February 2015 in an indictment alleging that from 2005 to 2009, Brannan sold a number of beach homes that he or family members owned in Surfside and Freeport through a mortgage fraud scheme.

Ex-lawyer, on probation in mortgage fraud, facing own foreclosure
The Salem News
MARBLEHEAD — A disbarred Marblehead lawyer, on probation for a failed scheme to swindle $1.3 million by claiming to hold mortgages on properties in foreclosure, is now facing the foreclosure of his own home. But Leon Gelfgatt, who apparently stopped ...


Ex-Realtor pleads guilty to mortgage fraud
A former Lonsdale Realtor pleaded guilty last month to mortgage fraud, an admission that's expected to get him up to five years probation. A petition filed in Le Sueur County court, show that Timothy Thomas Kes agreed April 17 to plead guilty to the ...

Mortgage Professional America

Texan lawyer admits to role in mortgage fraud scheme
Mortgage Professional America
An attorney based in Lake Jackson, Texas, has pleaded guilty to a charge that he participated in a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in a loss of about $5.3 million to lenders including Wells Fargo Bank, the Attorney's Office for the Southern ...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Risks of Mortgage Fraud
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Risks of Mortgage Fraud. Mortgage fraud occurs when a potential homebuyer, seller, or lender lies or omits key information that leads to a mortgage loan approval or terms that the applicant wouldn't normally ...

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North Fort Myers couple allegedly scammed thousands in fees in mortgage loan swindle
The News-Press
A North Fort Myers husband and wife are being charged with seven counts of fraud after multiple complaints alleged that they collected more than $120,000 in a scam involving fraudulent mortgage loans, some in the tens of millions of dollars. Barry ...

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