Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mortgage Broker Cops Guilty Plea To Pilfering $132K That He Promised To Hold In Escrow On Behalf Of Client Seeking Secured Loan

From the Office of the U.S. Attorney (Albany, New York):
  • Michael Pampalone, age 34, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pled guilty today [April 11] to defrauding a Rensselaer, New York, resident of $132,450.
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    As part of his guilty plea, Pampalone admitted that he stole money that he had promised to hold in escrow for a client seeking a mortgage. After the client sent him two wires totaling $132,450, Pampalone withdrew the money and used it for his own purposes.
Source: New Jersey Man Admits Wire Fraud (Mortgage Broker Stole More Than $100,000 from Rensselaer Client).

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