Saturday, February 13, 2010

Couple Cops Plea In Rent Skimming Scam; Agreed To Take Over Payments On Seller's Existing Loan, Then Stiffed Bank; Allowed Home To Go Into Foreclosure

In Jackson County, Michigan, The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports:

  • Jackson-area minister and State Farm Insurance agent Tony R. Jackson and his wife, Alisa Jackson, have to pay $4,113 back to a couple whom police said they defrauded. [...] The Jacksons were accused of taking money from a couple who wanted to sell their home in Blackman Township.

  • The couple believed Tony Jackson, 41, and Alisa Jackson, 42, would rent out the house; pay the mortgage, taxes and insurance; and ultimately transfer its ownership to the tenants, a Blackman Township Public Safety detective said in September. Some mortgage payments were made, but the payments stopped and the home [...] went into foreclosure, Detective Chris Boulter said.(1)

For the story, see Minister, wife must pay back money from housing scheme.

(1) Reportedly, the two also have to each pay $750 in fines and do 50 hours of community service for their roles in a housing scheme, said Jackson County District Judge Michael Klaeren, who sentenced them [...]. Both earlier pleaded no contest to larceny of more than $200 but less than $1,000, a misdemeanor. The two originally were charged with felony counts of larceny by conversion, but the greater charges were dismissed in exchange for their pleas, Klaeren reportedly said.

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