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Mortgage Embezzlement Legal Actions Fourth-Quarter 2011 Mortgage Litigation Index

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Published On: April 9, 2012
Mortgage Embezzlement Legal Actions
Fourth-Quarter 2011 Mortgage Litigation Index
Legal actions on mortgage-related embezzlement and accounting fraud.

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Plaintiff
Court
Amount
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Case Title
Case Number
Date Filed Date of Activity Link to Story
New Millennium Title Group LLC, Frank Griebenow and Debra Stark River City Mortgage & Financial LLC Court of Appeals of Minnesota Dismissal reversed and remanded. Appellant alleged that respondents acted in a joint capacity with defendants to defraud or mislead appellant into sending money to defendants, rather than to respondents, thus permitting defendants to embezzle the funds and deny appellant its sought-after title insurance policy River City Mortgage & Financial, LLC, Appellant, v. Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, et al., Defendants, New Millennium Title Group, LLC, et al., Respondents A11-681 na 12/12/2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle122711.asp
Celina Villarreal na $8,000,000 Defendant pled guilty to stealing more than $8 million from the accounts held by five customers of her employer, Compass Bank na na na 10/31/2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal122011.asp
Danielle M. Keane United States of America U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania $452,038 Defendant was sentenced to 33 months in prison for creating unauthorized checks and covered up her crimes by adjusting the account ledger to make it look like the money was re-credited back into the pension account, leading the pensioner to believe that there was more money in the account than there actually was. na na na 11/16/2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal122011.asp
Julie Phillips na na $100,000 Defendant was sentenced to 12 months in prison for embezzling $100,000 from the Citigroup Inc. subsidiary while she was a district manager in Vermont na na na 10/31/2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal122011.asp
Stephanie Horne na na $94,000 Defendant has pleaded guilty to lying to the U.S. Secret Service about diverting $94,000 from customer accounts in 2004 to her family and friends na na na Nov. 2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal122011.asp
Torlando Ramont Childress na na $377,112 Defendant sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling from South Carolina Community Bank na na na 10/18/2011 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal103111.asp

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