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Henderson couple charged with short sale fraud

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Updated: 6/12/2013 9:48 pm
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A husband and wife who worked in the real estate profession in southern Nevada, have been charged with conspiracy and fraud for making false statements to Wells Fargo Bank in order to get it to approve a short sale on their home.

Cynthia Hosbrook, 41, currently a licensed real estate agent in Nevada, and Robert Hosbrook, 51, formerly a licensed real estate agent in Nevada, both of Henderson, are charged in a criminal indictment dated June 12, 2013, with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of bank fraud.

According to the indictment, the Hosbrooks allegedly solicited a relative to act as a straw buyer for their residence at 2704 Mallard Landing in Henderson.

The Hosbrooks also allegedly caused the relative/straw buyer to falsely sign a title company form on July 9, 2010, stating that the relative would be residing at the property, which the Hosbrooks knew was a false and fraudulent representation.

Cynthia Hosbrook and Robert Hosbrook have been summoned to appear for an initial hearing and arraignment on June 21. If convicted, they face up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million on each count.

-- News release

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