Why it is ALWAYS Important To Hire a Licensed, Professional Real Estate Agent
Even in what’s being called a real estate recovery, there are many distressed homeowners out there who may still be experiencing financial hardship or foreclosure of their home by their mortgage lender. Recently, a Van Nuys woman was indicted on a 36 count felony charge that includes grand theft and the recording of false and fraudulent documents while defrauding over 100 distressed homeowners.
Anna Moskovyan, 36, of Van Nuys used public records to target properties scheduled for tax lien sales by the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s office. She would then forge grant deeds at the County office to transfer ownership from the rightful property owner(s) to herself. She would then file claims to receive the excess proceeds from the tax sale of the property, and pocket the profits.
Moskovyan would also record dozens of phony mechanic’s liens against the title of the property for contractor work that was never performed. She would then charge financial institutions to “clear” the liens. Continue reading Unlicensed “Agent” Commits Over 100 Counts of Real Estate Fraud