Anna Maria Brown, aka Maria Paye, 58, Lake Worth, Florida was given credit for 29 months served, sentenced to 10 years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of approximately $35,000 after pleading guilty to charges that she used the identities of three Palm County Residents in attempts to purchase homes. Brown was sentenced as a habitual felon due to prior convictions for practicing medicine without a license and grand theft.
According to authorities, Brown and her daughter, Natalie Thorpe, used the identity of an acquaintance on a loan application to purchase a home in Lake Worth, Florida. Thorpe obtained the personal information when the individual attempted to refinance her mortgage through Thorpe. Brown also tried to buy homes in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in the names of two men.
According to authorities, in connection with a 2000 loan application, Brown falsified her work history and salary and passed three worthless checks at the closing.
Thorpe was previously sentenced to 10 years probation for grand theft and five years probation for fraudulent use of identification.