Deed Forger Sentenced in Real Estate Fraud Case

admin —  November 18, 2009 — 4 Comments

Oralia Hidalgo, 46, Colton, California, was sentenced to prison for real estate fraud related crimes. Hidalgo was ordered to serve five (5) years in the California state prison system. The defendant was found guilty on nine (9) felony counts ranging from forgery, grand theft, filing of false instruments, and a grand theft enhancement, which were filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.

As previously reported on Mortgage Fraud Blog, in July 2003, Hidalgo forged the victim’s name on a Grant Deed illegally taking title to a residence in Colton, California. The signature of the victim’s husband was also forged on the Grant Deed. The husband had died approximately two years prior to the forgery. The defendant encumbered the property and subsequently sold it for $125,000.

The defendant falsified several real estate deeds and forged the signature and stamp of a notary public. The fraudulent deeds were later recorded at the San Bernardino County Recorder’s Office. The issue of restitution has been reserved for an upcoming hearing. The fraud was discovered after an extensive criminal investigation conducted by Investigators from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit.


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4 responses to Deed Forger Sentenced in Real Estate Fraud Case

  1. I am Glad they finally caught this Lady. Her Fraud Goes Much more deeper than just this case. She also is preparing Fraudulent Tax Docs to the Federal Government. The Feds need to look into her Tax business also. You know there is something wrong when you get charged by how much she can get you back on your taxes. The more you get the Higher she hikes up her fees. And If you Angel and your Son Angel Jr. Read This I hope they catch you too. Remember I told you what comes around Goes around,,,, She is getting what she deserves. To Bad it was not 25 years.

  2. 5 years ago, my wife and I purchased property with a third party through a real estate agent. The deed clearly shows all 3 of us as individual owners with right of survivorship. After 5 years, the third party wants out, and has somehow convinced the real estate agent (also the notary) to suddenly remember that my wife and I were only meant to be half owners of the property, (not 2/3 owners), and that we were not supposed to have right of survivorship. We just found this out, and are going to court next week. Does this sudden recollection matter, or does the deed stand as written?

  3. Ms Dollar needs to focus much more energy on violations of fraud and Deceptive Trade within the industry. It would make the private sector bad guys pale in comparison.

  4. If there has been a fraud committed it has been in this instance. My friend who owned her home free and clear and was married to a man 22 years her senior quitclaim title to both her andher husband as “Tenants by entirety” a year after she did this her husband was diagnosed with renal cancer, he was in his 80’s. After they spoke to a lender’s agent (BofA) he informed them that she need to quitclaim the deed entirley and solely to her husband guarenting her that if he died it would revert back to her and she could live there until she died. She was 52 and could not qualify. a year later her husband died and now she is in foreclosure. Is there anyone out there that can perhaps offer a suggestion. Her English is very limited and has no money.

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