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Detectives seek potential victims in real estate fraud scheme

Krista Hostetler

George C. George

Detectives seek potential victims in real estate fraud scheme

CREATED Sep. 4, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police detectives are requesting assistance in identifying potential victims of a fraud scam involving 54-year-old George C. George.

Detectives suspect George has been involved in financial fraud schemes dating back to 2010.

His scheme revolves around real estate. He offered to help the unsuspecting victims purchase a home or purchase their existing home using his own funds and promising he could refinance or modify their mortgage.

The victims were required to provide money for down payments, earnest money, or origination fees in order for the deal to take place. In some cases the amounts were as high as $200,000 per person.

Once the exchange of money took place, the victims were unable to contact George. Detectives also learned that George often threatened the victims with physical harm.

Anyone who has information which might assist in identifying potential victims regarding this investigation is urged to call Metro's Fraud Section at (702) 828-3590.

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