Goldie Vicencio Santiago, 28, Redlands, California was sentenced to state prison resulting from felony charges connected to real estate fraud. Santiago appeared in San Bernardino County, Central District, Superior Court Friday, February 8, 2008, and was sentenced, as part of a plea agreement, to sixteen months in state prison for filing a false deed and forgery. The issue of $225,000 in restitution has been reserved for an upcoming hearing.
In May and June 2006, Santiago forged the victim’s name on Quitclaim deeds. She then took out loans against at least two separate parcels of property in the County of San Bernardino, California for approximately $752,000, without the victim’s knowledge. The residential properties were located in the cities of Hesperia and Colton.
On August 11, 2006, Investigators from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit arrested Santiago at her business located in San Bernardino.