Arrest made in ‘operation NOT for sale by owner’ real estate scam

A Loxahatchee female was arrested Wednesday immediately after investigators stated she stole practically $300,000 from dozens of victims in a true estate scam.

Officials claimed Tabria Anorria Josey, 20, defrauded far more than 45 victims making an attempt to promote or hire 25 houses in Lee, Indian River, Palm Beach front, Flagler, Orange and St. Lucie counties.

In accordance to the Florida Section of Law Enforcement, Josey listed qualities for sale on various authentic estate web-sites with out the owners’ awareness.

Detectives stated she allegedly impersonated the homeowners and acted as the title agent facilitating the closing soon after the target committed to acquiring the home.

“The defendant took benefit of Florida’s purple-hot authentic estate industry to rip off homebuyers and renters,” claimed Florida Attorney Basic Ashley Moody. “Her crimes spanned 6 counties, concerned 25 qualities and tricked people into parting with practically $300,000. As the investigation into this elaborate real estate scheme continues to be lively, my statewide prosecutors will keep on to operate with regulation enforcement to guarantee the defendant faces justice for her crimes.”

FDLE stated Josey developed fictitious title businesses, web sites, title agent identities and exceptional electronic mail addresses to make the sale appear genuine.

She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with plan to defraud, grand theft, money laundering, aggravated white-collar crime and communications fraud.

FDLE brokers said there could be far more victims.

Any person with facts about this situation is requested to call FDLE Fort Myers at 1-800-407-4880.

The investigation is ongoing.

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