Former Title Officer Sentenced for Fraud

Allison Tussey —  November 23, 2012 — Leave a comment

William A. Turner, 46, Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to twenty months in prison, followed by three years supervised release, for his role in mortgage fraud scheme.

As previously reported by Mortgage Fraud Blog, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering as part of his role in a $5.6 million mortgage fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Turner conspired with others in 2007 to carry out the mortgage fraud scheme. Turner formerly operated businesses known as First Assurance Title Agency, Evolution Title Agency, and Marquis Title Company. In 2007 and 2008, Turner knowingly closed three fraudulent mortgage loans totaling approximately $200,000.

As part of the conspiracy, Turner and others prepared on behalf of prospective purchasers of Dayton, Ohio residential properties, and other areas, certain mortgage loan application packages to various lending institutions located throughout the United States which contained false, fictitious, forged and fraudulent documents including: agreements to sell real estate, Forms 1003, Forms HUD-1, bank statements, bank deposit slips, bank withdrawal slips, residential property appraisal reports, copies of down payment checks and other related miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda.

Turner also agreed to a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $3,200,000, which represents the amount of the property involved in the offense.

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