Mortgage Fraud Suspects Sought
(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The Nevada Attorney General’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating three Las Vegas residents who were indicted last year in a mortgage fraud scam operations.
The AG’s office names the suspects as William Chrissikopoulos, 43, Alan Dornhuber, 63, and Lynda Finch-Estrada, 54.
A Clark County grand jury indicted the trio in April of 2013.
According to a news release from the Attorney General’s office, suspects were pushing “a so-called ‘forensic audit’, promising clients that if a “forensic audit” of their mortgage uncovered one or more ‘Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)’ violations, clients would be entitled to a legal remedy resulting in the elimination of their mortgage obligation.
The release adds that the “defendants also peddled an ‘administrative process’ by falsely claiming that sending documents to various entities signed and fingerprinted in accordance with specific instructions including the use of multi-colored inks had legal significance which would result in clients obtaining their home free and clear of their mortgage.”
The defendants were charging some clients over $12,000 for the service.
“We appreciate the victims who have come forward with their complaints and want to let others know they can still come forward if they believe they are a victim of these individuals or any mortgage fraud case,” said nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto.
Anyone with any information about Chrissikopoulos, Dornhuber, and Finch-Estrada’s whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshal’s Office at 702-388-6355. Victims in Nevada with information regarding USFP are urged to submit a written Mortgage Fraud Complaint, which can be found on the AG’s website.