Sunday, August 5, 2012

Notary Cops Plea For Role In I.D. Theft Scam In Connection With Fraudulently Obtaining Several Mortgage Loans In Name Of Unsuspecting Victim

From the Office of the Ventura County, California District Attorney:

  • District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced [] that on June 14, 2012, Ventura resident Elizabeth Ortiz (DOB 6/28/1974) pled guilty to a felony count of fraud related to a deed of trust. This case was investigated by the District Attorney's Real Estate Fraud Unit and the Oxnard Police Department.

    Ortiz, along with an accomplice, impersonated the victim and used the victim's identity to secure several residential real estate loans.

    Ortiz, who is also a notary public, placed her notary seal on deeds of trust that were fraudulently obtained. Her crimes were discovered through a credit history check that revealed the presence of several mortgage loans that were attributed to the unsuspecting victim.

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