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Florida mortgage fraud case surpasses statute of limitations

According to recent reports, a female agent of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) obtained a divorce in 2009 from her husband, a police officer. She was later accused of mortgage fraud by allegedly signing bank papers in 2010 as though she were still married to the man she had divorced. The woman is no longer able to be tried for the alleged offenses.

Is there a national mortgage fraud-related tracking tool?

Mortgage-related activity is obviously something that is closely probed in all aspects by government regulators, financial pundits, lenders, borrowers and many other people, given the central importance of property and its financing in the United States.

What constitutes mortgage fraud, and how you can avoid charges

Did you know that even a small "white lie" on your mortgage application could lead to very serious criminal consequences? Experts say that even seemingly innocuous untruths on loan applications can constitute mortgage fraud, a major crime that can lead to long-term problems. This so-called "creative financing" could force you to immediately pay the full balance of your loan, face massive fines and even spend time behind bars. Today, we help you learn a little more about what, exactly, constitutes mortgage fraud.

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