N.J. man who ran $1M fraud scheme gets 10 years

TRENTON — A Union County man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday after admitting to running a nearly million-dollar identity theft and mortgage fraud scheme, authorities said.

Artis Hunter, 50, conspired with two others to use stolen and phony identities to dupe lenders into giving them loans and lines of credit, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice, which brought the charges.

Hunter, of Union Township, pleaded guilty in May to a first-degree money laundering charge, admitting to stealing more than $930,000 in mortgage loans, home equity credit lines and a car loan.

Two codefendants — Laquan Jones, 43, of …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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