Tracy Lawrence, 43, a local notary, has pled guilty to one count of notarizing the signature of an individual not in her presence, a gross misdemeanor in violation of NRS 240.155.
Notary fraud carries a potential jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
Lawrence pled guilty on November 14, 2011, the same day the criminal information was filed. A sentencing date has been scheduled for November 28, 2011, in front of District Court Judge Jesse Walsh.
Anyone who has information regarding loan modification or mortgage fraud scams should contact the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office at 702-486-3132.
The Office of the Nevada Attorney General announced the guilty plea.
â€œThe case against Lawrence was based on an investigation by the Attorney Generalâ€™s mortgage fraud task force which revealed that between 2005 and 2008, tens of thousands of fraudulent documents were filed with the Clark County Recorderâ€™s officeâ€, said Chief Deputy Attorney General John Kelleher.