Suspect steals nearly $300K from Lee, 5 other counties in real estate scheme


A 20-12 months-old lady from Loxahatchee was arrested Wednesday morning as a suspect in a real estate plan explained to have stolen virtually $300,000 from dozens of victims throughout Lee and 5 other counties.

Tabria Anorria Josey was arrested by agents with the Florida Office of Law Enforcement. She faces charges of scheme to defraud, grand theft, cash laundering, aggravated white-collar crime and communications fraud.

FDLE brokers say Josey listed attributes for sale on various actual estate sites with out the owners’ knowledge and would usually impersonate the owners. When a sufferer committed to purchasing the property, Josey would act as the title agent facilitating the closing. As aspect of the scheme, she produced fictitious title providers, websites, title agent identities and one of a kind e-mail addresses generating the sale show up legit.

Brokers have identified additional than 45 victims and 25 attributes that Josey tried to provide or hire. The case associated houses in Lee, Indian River, Palm Seashore, Flagler, Orange and St. Lucie counties. Investigators say practically $300,000 was stolen as component of this plan.

The investigation is ongoing and FDLE agents say there could be additional victims. If you have info about this criminal offense, remember to get hold of FDLE Ft. Myers at (800) 407-4880.

Josey was booked into the Palm Seashore County Jail.

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