Georgia Woman Indicted for Mortgage Fraud

Allison Tussey —  September 23, 2010 — 2 Comments

Linda Hartley, 63, Helena, Telfair County, Georgia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding a mortgage lender. Hartley obtained a loan in August 2007 to refinance rental property that she owned in Deltona, Florida.

The indictment charges Hartley with one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. An indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver said, “The indictment alleges that the defendant submitted a mortgage loan application which falsely represented the defendant’s assets and monthly income. Mortgage fraud is not only a crime against the financial institution; it is also a crime against the American people. This indictment demonstrates that the U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to investigating and prosecuting mortgage fraud wherever it is perpetrated.”

The indictment of Hartley arises out of an investigation by Special Agents Jason Gustin and Paul Kubala of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney David M. Stewart is prosecuting the case. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

 

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2 responses to Georgia Woman Indicted for Mortgage Fraud

  1. Michael Stridacchio February 10, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I am so glad that this women went to jail she is a huge scam artist she stole my house and deserves to be in jail. We trusted her and all she did was make us lose our house when she gets out i hope people will never trust her. I gave her thousands of dollars to save my house and in the end she took loans out. I only owed $50,000 but when she got done i owed $200,000. Linda Hartley if you ever read this i want you to know i worked very hard for all the money i gave you to save my families house and in the end all the money you got put you in the right place JAIL Hope your enjoying your stay.

  2. What I find interesting in this case is that it doesn’t say if the property ended up in foreclosure….are they finally going after people who submit false applications?…instead of waiting for the ax to fall

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