Mortgage Fraud Hits Kansas City

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Sunday, January 14 2007 Jan 14, 2007 Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:29:29 PM CST January 14, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two high-profile mortgage fraud cases in Kansas City are proof that the nation's fastest growing white-collar crime is turning federal agents into real estate experts. The first involves Kansas City Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver, who tried to refinance a $400,000 home that she purchased but had no plans to live in. The other involves former Jackson County Executive Katheryn Shields and her husband, who allegedly signed documents showing their $475,000 home was worth a $1.2 million mortgage. Parties in both cases say they are innocent. Regardless, authorities say the cases prove federal investigators are becoming more agile in pursuing mortgage fraud. Cases had taken years to build. Now, indictments happen within a year.

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