Friday, April 26, 2013

Homeowner Facing Foreclosure Faces Felony Charges For Allegedly Forging Ex-Hubby's Signature On Loan Modification Paperwork

In Westland, Michigan, the Observer & Eccentric reports:

  • A Westland woman has been ordered bound over for trial on felony charges that she forged her former husband's name on mortgage modification paperwork.

    Tonya Cramier-Oncza, 45, waived her preliminary examination in Westland 18th District Court Thursday. She is charged with forgery, uttering and publishing and being a fourth-degree habitual offender. A not guilty plea had been entered and she is free on a $200,000 cash/surety bond.

    Divorced six years, Cramier-Oncza is charged with signing her ex-husband's name on documents to modify a home loan. Cramier-Oncza's former husband doesn't live at the former marital home on Merritt and currently resides in Garden City.

    The former husband thought Cramier-Oncza was going to lose the home to foreclosure, police said, then became curious when she continued to live there. When he checked into the situation, the former husband found loan documents were signed with his name but not his signature and contacted police.

    Cramier-Oncza is scheduled for Wayne County Circuit Court arraignment on April 25.

    The habitual offender charge is the result of prior charges for forgery against Cramier-Oncza which resulted in probation.

    In 2007, Cramier-Oncza was charged with forging a signature and cashing a check belonging to a client she was assisting through the federal Family Self-Sufficiency Program at Westland's Dorsey Center. The client complained that Cramier-Oncza, who worked for an outside agency, had kept part of the money from the check.

    While on probation for that case in 2008, Cramier-Oncza and one of her sons were charged with forging checks belonging to a neighbor.

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