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Scam Alert: New Arrests in Stockton Foreclosure Scam

Earlier this month, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrests of three top officers of a Stockton real estate company who took thousands of dollars in up-front loan modification fees and made false promises to lower the mortgage payments of struggling Central Valley homeowners.

Magdalena Salas, 42, Angelina Mireles, 42, and Julissa Garcia, 36, of Stockton, were arrested on 13 felony and two misdemeanor counts, including conspiracy, grand theft and false advertising.

“These scam artists preyed on innocent homeowners who were simply trying to protect their homes and families from foreclosure,” Attorney General Harris said. “The mortgage crisis has caused tremendous damage to our state and to California families. There is nothing worse than those who seek to capitalize on this devastation by defrauding Californians who have already been victimized in this crisis.”

Attorney General Harris formed a Mortgage Fraud Strike Force in May 2011 to investigate and prosecute mortgage fraud.

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