Daniel Deaibes, 36, Rancho Cucamonga, California, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to steal title to Southern California homes, and then to “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers—who later learned they had actually purchased nothing.
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Angela M. Blythe, 51, Oakland, Maryland, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, bank fraud and making a false statement to a bank for her alleged role in preparing deeds, mortgages and notes in false identities, then recording those fraudulent documents thereby concealing the true owner of the properties.
John C. McBride, 65, Marblehead, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud violations, primarily for recording fraudulent federal tax lien releases on properties he owned in Marblehead and Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Ania Nowak, 48, Belvidere, New Jersey, a former real estate title agent, admitted carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey and Belvidere, New Jersey.
Emma Adel, 45, and Mazen Fazah, 39, both of Rancho Cucamonga, California, were recently arrested for stealing title to a home and then selling it for profit.
Susan C. Kevra-Shiner, 46, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, was indicted and charged with seven counts of mail fraud relating to an abstract and title insurance company she owned in Avoca, Pennsylvania, GK Abstract Co., Inc. Despite losing an agency agreement with Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Kevra-Shiner allegedly continued to issue numerous title insurance policies.
Randall David Due, Pelham, Georgia, was found guilty by a federal jury in Omaha, Nebraska, of seven counts of conspiracy to file and filing false liens against two U.S. District Court judges, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska, two Assistant U.S. Attorneys and an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) special agent. Due filed a total of five $18 million false liens with the Washington County Register of Deeds Office.
Deon Derrick Derrico, 43, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Olujuwon Devin Bryant, 23, North Las Vegas, were charged with multiple felony counts for their involvement in a fraudulent title scheme wherein they allegedly forged quitclaim deeds for the purposes of collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants.
Cherron Marie Phillips, who also goes by the name of River Tali Bey, 43, Chicago, Illinois, was convicted by a federal jury after two days of testimony and found guilty of knowingly filing false liens – each in the amount of $100 billion – against the property of current and former federal employees.
The Fidelity Land Trust Company, LLC (unrelated to Fidelity National Title Insurance Company) that obtained certain titles to homeowners’ residences may be clouded and deemed null and void based on a ruling from a Broward County, Florida, Circuit Court.