Tracy Lawrence, 43, Las Vegas, Nevada, a notary indicted in a massive robo-signing fraud case, along with two other title officers from California, was found dead in her home after failing to appear for sentencing, according to media reports.
As previously reported by Mortgage Fraud Blog, Lawrence pled guilty to one count of notarizing the signature of an individual not in her presence, a gross misdemeanor in violation of NRS 240.155.
Lawrence pled guilty on November 14, 2011, the same day the criminal information was filed. A sentencing date had been scheduled for November 28, 2011, in front of District Court Judge Jesse Walsh.
Notary fraud carries a potential jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $2,000.