1st Step In Crackdown Against Foreclosure Mills Committing Mortgage Document Fraud
Osceola County Clerk of the Courts in suburban Orlando has begun looking into mortgage document fraud. They are reviewing mortgage and foreclosure filings looking for Mortgage Document Fraud filed by lenders and foreclosure mills.
The Clerk has no legal authority to sue the individuals or entities involved in the filing or to invalidate the document. The Clerk’s job is not to play taxpayer-funded CSI-Miami type mortgage fraud enforcement bureau that hunts down suspected mortgage fraudsters. Hunting down fraudsters is the job for law enforcement or the prosecutor’s office not the Clerk of the Court. So that leads to the question, will the State Attorney’s Office in Osceola County actually do something with the information obtained by the Clerk’s Office?