MONTEREY (CBS SF) — A jury discovered a 57-year-old girl responsible of 12 felonies final week for her position in an actual property rip-off that noticed quite a few victims lose their houses.
The jury discovered Lemoore resident Amy Agtarap responsible final Wednesday of fees starting from grand theft to forgery for her position in working an unlicensed mortgage modification enterprise. She faces a most sentence of 10 years and 4 months in jail.
The case started when victims filed a grievance with the Monterey County District Lawyer’s Workplace Actual Property Fraud Unit over Agtarap’s enterprise in addition to claims that she illegally charged upfront charges.
Early into the unit’s investigation it discovered a number of victims, lots of whom had misplaced their houses due to Agtarap’s dealings however didn’t file fees earlier than the statute of limitations.
Investigators discovered that Agtarap labored as an unlicensed actual property agent in addition to an unlicensed lawyer, submitting lawsuits and chapter petitions with out her victims’ data.
Additional investigation found that Agtarap had defrauded the Social Safety Administration for nearly a decade by claiming she was disabled (she was not). Her banking information confirmed that Agtarap had 8 totally different financial institution accounts, most of them opened within the identify of her 5-year-old daughter. In the long run the district legal professional decided Agtarap made $800,000 in hidden earnings, in addition to $139,000 in fraudulent Social Safety funds.
A choose will sentence Agtarap on Nov. 4.