Sunday, August 19, 2012

Woman's Effort To Stymie Foreclosure On Parents' Home By Filing Phony Documents Gets Her A Year In Jail, 3 Years Probation

In Stanislaus County, California, The Modesto Bee reports:

  • A judge has sentenced a woman to a year in Stanislaus County Jail for filing false documents in an attempt to delay foreclosure on her parents' home. On June 5, Monica Whitten was convicted of two felony counts of offering to record or recording false documents, the district attorney's office reported [].
  • Prosecutors said Whitten's case is an example of a common real estate fraud scheme in which defendants pay money for forms they believe will slow down or stop a foreclosure sale and file them at the county clerk-recorder's office. [...] Along with the jail sentence, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Nancy Ashley sentenced Whitten to three years of probation and ordered her to pay restitution.

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