Shafik Hirji was arrested on charges of theft in excess of $2,500 – a class B felony, and three counts of Uttering Forged Instruments – class D felonies. The arrest was made in connection with Hirji‘s alleged theft of home equity in connection with a mortgage loan.
The Office of the Nevada Attorney General announced the arrest.
“This incident is yet one more example of the significant criminal activity surrounding mortgage processing within Nevada,” said Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. “Only by combating these criminal acts aggressively can we turn Nevada around, which is why my Mortgage Fraud Strike Force is dedicating all its resources to investigating and aggressively prosecuting these kinds of scams.”
The case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force within the Bureau of Criminal Justice Fraud Division. The charges against the named individuals are merely allegations. The Defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven otherwise in a court of law.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should contact the Attorney General’s Office at 702.486-3132 in Las Vegas or 775.684-1180 in Carson City. Further, if you feel you have been involved in this or any other mortgage fraud scam, you should call (702) 486-3132.