Thursday, April 13, 2017

Michigan AG Tags Foreclosure Rescue Operator With Two Felony False Pretenses Charges, 16 Misdemeanors For Allegedly Ripping Off Financially Strapped Homeowners Seeking To Save Their Homes From Forced Sale

In Oakland County, Michigan, WJBK-TV Channel 2 reports:
  • Businessman Robert Shumake was in Oakland County court Wednesday [March 29], charged with two felonies and 16 misdemeanors.

    Shumake made a grand entrance into the courtroom as the defendant came in like a rock star. He was surrounded by a group of men determined to keep FOX 2 away from the big shot businessman.

    Robert Shumake was escorted by his entourage to the courtroom of Judge James Alexander. Attorney General Bill Schuette says Shumake was behind a scheme to cheat people who were trying to save their homes from foreclosure.(1)

    In 2010, Rob Wolchek investigated Shumake and confronted him. After his story, the attorney general's office investigated. They issued a warrant for his arrest in 2015 but Shumake was in Africa now claiming to be a railroad magnate.

    Shumake was arrested a few months ago and has been charged with two felony counts of false pretenses over $1,000 and 16 misdemeanor counts of credit services act violations.
Source: Businessman Robert Shumake charged with 2 felonies.
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(1) In a related story, it is reported that homeowners had hired a company called Mortgage Auditors of America for help, and paid close to $2,000 each. But when they went back to the business, they found out its doors were closed. See Businessman Robert Shumake comes to court - but not alone.

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