A 60 year-old man from Foxboro, Massachusetts, has been charged in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme targeting immigrant families.
Nuhu Mohammed was arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court Friday after being arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from victims.
Mohammed is currently being held on $50,000 bail. He not allowed to contact the victims. If he is able to post bail, he will be required to meet with a probation officer weekly and not be allowed to leave the state.
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According to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, the incidents allegedly took place between October 2012 and July 2019, as Mohammed represented himself as a mortgage broker or lawyer to immigrants who needed help securing a mortgage and/or loan modifications.
Mohammed allegedly collected thousands from his victims, while not providing the necessary assistance in securing mortgages or modifying loans they needed. One of the families Mohammed worked with lost two properties to foreclosure, and all the people he worked with lost large sums of money.
The AG's office believes that Mohammed used many false identities to hide his real identity.
Mohammed is due back in court on November 15. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.