Man Pretends To Be Hank Paulson To Make Fake $353,000 Mortgage Payment To Citi, Succeeds

Man Pretends To Be Hank Paulson To Make Fake $353,000 Mortgage Payment To Citi, Succeeds

Perhaps the most surreal fact about the case of 35 year old Bryan Gardner who back in 2009 sent CitiMortgage a $353,000 money order “drawn on the account of the ‘Secretary of the Treasury Hank M. Paulson, Jr.” in order to satisfy the final payment for a property in Bowie, Md, is that…. he succeeded. Fox Biz has more: “CitiMortgage erroneously accepted the document and credited Gardner’s mortgage account in full,” according to a Secret Service affidavit. Within months, Gardner sold the property for $254,900 and then “distributed the proceeds to others,” according to public records and the Secret Service affidavit. Investigators believe Gardner may have initially secured the mortgage under false pretenses. Through a spokesman, an FBI agent who investigates mortgage fraud said he was surprised the scheme succeeded, and a former Justice Department official who helped lead fraud enforcement efforts in the wake of the financial meltdown agreed, calling the approval of the money order “bizarre.” Perhaps what is more bizarre is just how a plan like this, which a 3 year old could concoct, but not even a 3 year old would be dumb enough to believe it would fly, actually succeeded. Just how big is the pool of “unclaimed” cash on deposit at CitiMortgage is there was i) no actual account was debited for the full amount and ii) nobody noticed that the Treasury department was paying off a private mortgage.

It gets even funnier as our law enforcers realize that merely the tip of the iceberg in mortgage fraud land is beyond ridiculous:

“I’ve never heard of a case where a mortgage for such a large amount was satisfied with a fraudulent instrument — an instrument that’s so on-its-face fraudulent,” said Paul Pelletier, who until a few months ago was a top-ranking official in the Justice Department’s Fraud Section. “You’d be amazed at how many people try and pass off (fraudulent) stuff. But does it ever work? No, it rarely works.”

In fact, Gardner’s alleged scheme didn’t work the first time he tried. In November 2008, two months before his successful attempt, Gardner sent a nearly identical money order to CitiMortgage, but it was rejected, according to the Secret Service. The only difference the second time around: Gardner requested slightly more money, court documents say.

Pelletier said this case is “extraordinarily unusual” not only because CitiMortgage ultimately honored a fraudulent money order, but the company allowed it to be credited to Gardner’s mortgage and likely issued a “satisfaction” on the mortgage, as reflected by Gardner’s ability to sell the property.

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19 Responses to “Man Pretends To Be Hank Paulson To Make Fake $353,000 Mortgage Payment To Citi, Succeeds”
  1. lvent says:

    This is like a warning to the peasants from the seedy underworld of the New World Hoarder, the all seeing eye of horus is watching yous, the IHS (International Holy See) and yous better not dare try and do as we do or we will send our henchmen for yous. This is a members only racket.

  2. indio007 says:

    you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

    Check out US v Wahler. Curiously sealed the judge and jury notes after acquittal. 32 not guilties on a closed checking account. It is only monpoly money after all. Does it really matter who prints the fiat? It’s not like any of you have ever redeemed a Federal Reserve Note for lawful money

    Acquittal

    http://www.americansrepublicparty.org/attachments/File/fedcase/Exhibit_2

    Docket

    http://www.myprivateaudio.com/030110_wahler_docket.pdf

    • lvent says:

      Yeah idioo7, Kudlow show last night on CNBC reported that since tricky dicky took us off of the gold standard in 1971, the value of the dollar has plummetted to a value of a whopping .18 cents…Thanks to the New World Hoarders evil plans for Intergalactic Wealth Domination…..Cut up those credit cards and debit cards America!!!!!……stop using their banks and getting loans from these bastards…That is how they want to try and enslave us..It is the LIFE LONG INTEREST PLAN DON’T YOU KNOW?????……THEY WANT A RENTERS WORLD WITH NO OWNERSHIP OF ANYTHING BUT DEBT……COME IN WITH NOTHING,THEY GET RICH OFF OF IT, WORK YOUR WHOLE LIFE, THEY GET RICH OFF OF IT VIA OUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS WHICH THEY STEAL ON WALL STREET OR KILL YOU OFF NOT LONG AFTER YOU RETIRE… GO OUT WITH NOTHING….THEY GET RICH OFF OF THAT TOO……THEY BEGIN TO GAMBLE OFF OF US, THE DAY WE ARE BORN, OUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE NUMBER BECOMES A TRADABLE COMMODITY ON WALL STREET AND THEY HAVE LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES ON ALL OF US..AND IT DOES NOT PAY TO BE WORTH MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE, AS MICHAEL JACKSON FOUND OUT…ALL THEY WANT ARE OBEDIENT SLAVES THAT THEY CAN — USE AND AB– USE….THEY REALLY ARE A TYRANNY OF EVIL BASTARDS…WHO CONTINUOUSLY PLOT MORE NEW AND INSIDIOUS WAYS TO STEAL FROM AND NAIL ALL OF US TO THE CROSS.

      • lvent says:

        THEY GET FILTHY RICH OFF OF THE INTEREST from EVERYTHING WE BUY WITH THEIR CREDIT AND ANY MONEY WE PUT IN THEIR BANKS from fees……We buy a new car, and by the time it is paid for it is worthless and now whatever these underwater homes are worth after they plundered them, they never want you to be able to pay off….they want you to rent your home forever, and never be allowed to walk away with a dime from it, it is like a reverse mortgage, in reverse…..The retirement accounts like the 401 k’S…policemen and firemen’s pension money.. all stolen..and hidden in overseas bankster accounts….just wait until they eliminate the majority of the cops jobs with cameras and robo cops…..Even the cashiers jobs in the stores are going the way of automation…..Pretty soon there will be no need for teachers, the children will be going to school at home on their computers…The reasons they are eliminating our jobs are to me pretty obvious, they want to eliminate the majority of us. We are now considered a liability to them and not an asset.THEY DON’T NEED US….THEY — USED US UP…NOW IT IS CONFORM, OR PERISH….Believe me, this is how sick and diabolical these maniacs really are..Google the Georgia Guidestones…that tells all of us very boldly what they have planned and it is nothing good…

  3. lvent says:

    I am going to try to post this you tube video. The Latest Keiser Report..In the second half of the show Max and his guest Professor William K. Black discuss the banking looters and how because there have been no prosecutions of any of these Wall Street crooks that is leading us to become a crimonegenic society and that we have Obama and Eric Holder to thank for that….
    Keiser Report: Banking Looters (E 173)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUyutryL-SY

  4. John Smith says:

    I know Bryan Gardner. This does not surprise me at all. He always talked BS, and was full of BS. Never worked a full or honest day in the time that I have known him. I look forward to seeing him in prison stripes.

  5. Jack Collete says:

    This is scary:

    “Ivestigators believe Gardner may have initially secured the mortgage under false pretenses”

    If Banksters will fake documents in court when they take a house, I wonder why they just don’t “fake” other documents to show that the borrower obtained a loan under “false pretenses”. Nothing would surprise me at this point. They lie continously. Robosigning is all about “pretending” to be someone else.

  6. maggie May says:

    More foreclosure fraud going down hill lol!!

  7. TheHutMaster says:

    No comment other than…
    I LOVE the laughing Mouse!

    “Fight The Good Fight”
    Every Minute, Every Day!

  8. Steven Johnson says:

    Exaclty as another poster noted, the Banks have commited massive fraud and Paulson (the real one) threatened to blow up the universe if his cronies weren’t paid off. Seems like the secret service and the FBI got the wrong guy.

  9. qny81 says:

    Why are banks allowed to foreclose on us when we are their involuntary shareholders!!!!

    • lvent says:

      qny81, Because in America we have numerous traitors and treasoinist politicians who along with numerous cohorts and minions are, in our midst, working from inside and outside of America to overthrow AMERICA. These highly deceptive traitors wear TWO FACES and stand to make A TON of WEALTH from our demise……I am looking into which politicians & the like. benefited from the financial crisis as well as the debt downgrade……I read that there is list of these traitors at http://letsrollforums.com/ and I am going to find it..and I will post that link..I hear Obama’s on that list…..Looks like Ron Paul is gaining support after losing a bit for voting for the debt deal….Kudlow reported Ron Paul voted for a CLEAN VERSION OF THE DEBT DEAL….Whatever that means..and was thrown under the bus by traitors from within his own party…WE THE PEOPLE need to do our homework . Force these presidential candidates to sign legal binding contracts, if they are elected, and they do not govern under the U.S. CONSTITUTION, THEY MUST RESIGN…They are ALL incredibly deceptive…….the only thing that seems crystal clear is there are numerous traitors in our midst who have been for decades, and still are to this very day, working dilligently to throw America into a one world fascist totalitarian dictatorship, A NEW WORLD ORDER. We The People cannot allow that to happen to the greatest nation on earth. Not on our watch., not ever………

  10. qny81 says:

    Love it! Dr. Ron Paul for President 2012.

  11. maggie May says:

    Wish i could borrow your mousy so i can post it on ugly dora and marios voices or nora sobs website hahaha!!!

  12. housemanrob says:

    When ignorance is bliss…..stupidity is unbearable! Unbearibly funny!

  13. JamesM says:

    We should not in any way encourage or condone fraud by home owners.

    I think they charged him with mail fraud, which gives them Federal Jurisdiction, because otherwise the fraudulent check is purely a state matter.

    On the other hand, it is amusing that the secret service does one man a count for mail fraud, yet there are thousands of provably forged or fraudulent assignment of mortgages, prepared in places like the LPS office in Minnesota, and MAILED to be RECORDED in the PUBLIC RECORDS of other states, yet absolutely ZERO charges of mail fraud, interstate RICO, or other charges against the persons who draft them, the persons who sign them, the people who mail them or the companies that instigated and benefit from the fraud.

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