Nevada Real Estate Agent Arrested for Fraud

Allison Tussey —  April 19, 2011 — 1 Comment

Christopher Brown, a real estate agent for Better Homes and Garden Desert Properties, has been arrested in connection with a scam relating to foreclosure auction sales.

The State of Nevada alleges that Brown filed a fraudulent and forged Trustees Deed Upon Sale with the County Recorder transferring a property to an elderly victim prior to the actual foreclosure sale. The victim had paid cash to purchase the property at auction. The State alleges instead of purchasing the property, the elderly victim’s payments were diverted by Brown for his personal use. The alleged victim is a senior citizen who lost over $115,000 based on the fraudulent promises by the Defendant.

The Nevada Attorney General’s office announced the arrest. 

“This case is another example of the type of systematic fraud that is rampant in the mortgage and foreclosure businesses,” said Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. “If you feel you have been involved in this or any other mortgage fraud scam, you should contact my office.”

The case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force. The charges against the named individuals are merely allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should contact the Attorney General’s Office at 702.486-3132 in Las Vegas or 775.684-1180 in Carson City.

 

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One response to Nevada Real Estate Agent Arrested for Fraud

  1. Why is it that I see Real Estate Agents getting charges brought up against them in other State,but not here in Monroe County,Pa ? Is the corruption and covers here so plentyfull that they don’t know were to start ? What my OWN Real Estate Agent along with the seller and Loan Officer of the Bank did to us was more fraudulent then what I see some others do in other States. How does a FHA/HUD home loan get purchased without a finished appraisel and misleading documents of year of home and it’s contruction ?

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