Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr. announces a series of town-hall meetings to discuss foreclosure fraud

For immediate release: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

CONTACT: Curtis Hertel Jr., Ingham County Register of Deeds, Ph: 517-281-3574

Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr. announces a series of town-hall meetings to discuss foreclosure fraud

Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. has announced a series of town-hall meetings to be hosted throughout the county. The meetings will be staged at community centers and meeting halls in the various cities and townships of Ingham County, over the next three to four months.

“We know that our fight against foreclosure fraud has raised a lot of questions from our citizens recently,” said Hertel. “We want to be able to get out and answer some of those questions in person.”

Since taking office in 2009, Hertel has been actively seeking to raise awareness in Ingham County of the many different types of property fraud that have been increasing throughout Michigan. In September of that year, he launched the Property Fraud Alert system, a free service to Ingham County residents, to notify them when any property documents containing their names were recorded in the county.

In 2011, Hertel has launched a series of investigations into alleged foreclosure frauds that were perpetuated in Ingham County over the last decade. With the help of the Ingham County Commissioners, he has begun an aggressive campaign to obtain legal assistance for those who have been confirmed as victims. Hertel will be joined at many of the upcoming meetings by representatives from Legal Services of South Central Michigan, the non-profit firm he has enlisted to help advise citizens who have been directly affected by fraud.

“It’s been a pretty busy year in my office, with the different frauds that we have discovered,” continued Hertel. “Many people who were the subject of these illegal foreclosures, haven’t even realized it yet. Most have already been evicted from those homes. And I know that the headlines about these situations in the newspaper have probably created more questions than they have answered. I want to spend the next few months reaching out to people where they live, to answer some of those questions.”

“We all pay the price for mortgage foreclosure,” said Hertel. “Beyond those who lose their homes, other property owners in the vicinity suffer the loss of value on their residence. County residents feel the pinch when there are fewer resources to provide for services like public safety and health programs. Even if a homeowner is not currently facing a foreclosure situation, awareness of the problem in our community is extremely important.”
“Even if they feel that their home and their finances are in a safe position, there will be some great information at these meetings for our residents,” said Hertel. “These are a lot of scams and dangerous people out there who know how to go after the equity you have in your home. The best thing that we can do to keep our property ownership stable in Ingham County is to educate and inform our citizens.”

The first meeting on the schedule is planned for Tuesday, July 19th, at 5:30pm. It will take place at the Cristo Rey Community Center, at 1717 N. High Street, in Lansing. Future meetings are already scheduled in East Lansing, Mason, Leslie, Williamston, Okemos, Webberville, and other areas of Lansing.



Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr. announces a series of town-hall meetings to discuss foreclosure fraud

7 Responses to “Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr. announces a series of town-hall meetings to discuss foreclosure fraud”
  1. tonycat says:

    God bless Mr. Hertel! Now we need some of this in North Carolina to fight the pretender lenders!

  2. marilyn lane says:

    With some research it is apparent that Fidelity National Title and their subsidaries are; at the heart of all the orchestrated bribery to Judges, Land Registrys, and Regulators. William P Foley should be indicted for all
    the fraud he directed at this once great nation.

  3. Readdocs says:

    If you’re in New York and want to get in the line about mortgage/foreclosure fraud you have a long
    wait. Try about 67 years to clean up the fraud that has already been committed.

  4. pamelag says:

    everyone needs to contact their ‘recorder of deeds’

    • lvent says:

      File complaints with everyone you can. The FBI has a mortgage fraud division. File police reports on the pretender lenders who are trying to fraudclose without proof of standing or wet ink notes. Call the States Attorneys office an complain. This is a criminal matter and they cannot be allowed to sweep this under the rug with wrist slapping fines by the State AG’s. State AG’S negotiating deals with criminals to cover up for FEDERAL CRIMES., WTF??? WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS. IF WE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS, WHAT WILL THEY GET AWAY WITH NEXT???? THAT IS WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD FEAR. WE HAVE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH WAY TO MUCH ALREADY LIKE THOSE ILLEGAL TAX FUNDED BAILOUTS. WE ALLOWED THE US GOVERNMENT TO MAKE US PAY FOR OUR OWN ROBBERY BY THE CRIMINAL PONZI SCHEMERS. TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO CA– USE SOME CHAOS FOR THE BANKSTER/WALL STREET CROOKS AND THEIR MINIONS..

  5. Jeanette Ambrose says:

    We need this in every town/city…power to the People…

  6. marilyn lane says:

    Can we get some town meeting here in New York City.?
    Our land records are filled with fraud because of rulings of corrupt and paid for Judges like Alice Schlesinger of NYSC.

Leave a Reply