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Attorney general needs public's help locating mortgage fraud suspects

Alan Dornhuber and Lynda Finch-Estrada Photo: Image by Facebook

Attorney general needs public's help locating mortgage fraud suspects

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jan 24, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is seeking the public's assistance locating William Chrissikopoulos, Alan Dornhuber and Lynda Finch-Estrada, all of Las Vegas.

The trio was indicted in April of 2013 for their operation of a mortgage lending fraud scam.

The investigation indicates there might be more Nevada and California residents affected by the scam.

Chrissikopoulos is a white male in his mid-40s, 6'2" and 220 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. Dornhuber is a white male in his mid-60s, 6'1" and 260 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. Finch-Estrada is a white female in her mid-50s, 5'2" and 220 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Operating under the name USFP, the trio, along with William Patterson of El Monte, California (currently incarcerated) pushed a so-called "forensic audit" promising clients that if an audit of their mortgage uncovered one or more "Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act" violations, clients would be entitled to a legal remedy resulting in the elimination of their mortgage obligation.

Defendants also peddled an administrative process by falsely claiming that sending documents to various entities signed and fingerprinted in accordance with specific instructions, would result in clients obtaining their home free and clear of their mortgage.

In addition, the defendants sold a program whereby clients would obtain their home free and clear of their mortgage by quitclaiming their home to a non-profit, American Home Rescue, paying rent to the alleged non-profit and then having the non-profit deed the home back to the clients.

The defendants typically charged $6,295-$12,990 up front, but failed to deliver the promised service.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the three suspects is urged to contact the U.S. Marshal's Office at (702) 388-6355.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.