Tania Ayala, 37, Uniondale, New York, has been arrested on charges of grand larceny on Sunday, September 07, 2014 at 5:50 P.M., for her alleged role in a mortgage modification scheme whereby she directed victims to send mortgage payments to her personal P.O. Box, but failed to make the mortgage payments or apply for modifications.
According to detectives, between 2009 and present, the defendant, while employed at a realty company, was contacted by two separate victims. She recommended the victims do a mortgage modification and directed them to send mortgage payments and modification fees to her personal P.O. Box. One victim gave Ayala $53,000 in money orders and the other $31,000 in money orders. Ayala did not make any mortgage payments or apply for modifications and used the money for personal use. She was arrested at her home without incident.
Ayala is charged with Grand Larceny 2nd degree and Grand Larceny 3rd degree and was arraigned on Monday, September 8, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.
The Nassau County Crimes Against Property Squad made the report.
Detectives ask anyone that may be a victim, or has any information about this crime, to contact the Crimes Against Property Squad at 573-5275.