Two women from Bakersfield were sentenced Monday in federal court to two years in prison each for their involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May 2007.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fresno said 32-year-old Evelyn Brigget Sanchez and 34-year-old Darling Arlette Montalvo have each been sentenced to two years in prison.
The two women, who worked at mortgage brokerages, were convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, plus other counts, conspired with others to defraud lenders by submitting false and fraudulent loan documentation to lenders. They must each pay financial judgments of over $1 million.
Three of their co-defendants have already been sentenced to prison: Eric Hernandez received 10 years and 10 months; Patricia King received three years and one month in prison; and Monica Hernandez was sentenced to one year.
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