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San Diego Bookkeeping Firm Target of Mortgage Fraud Prosecution

Mortgage fraud isn’t something most people would think a bookkeeping firm would be involved in. But federal prosecutors say that Aguilera’s Bookkeeping & Income Tax, located on South Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, was at the heart of a mortgage fraud scheme. By fabricating W-2 forms and manufacturing pay stubs for almost two dozen real estate agents and loan officers (note: DRE, are you investigating these agents?), Aguilera’s played a central role in a $55 million loan fraud business that victimized lending institutions in both San Diego County and the San Francisco Bay Area between 2002 and 2008.

Owner Roberto Aguilera is an enrolled tax agent with the IRS as well as a real estate agent licensed through the California Department of Real Estate (DRE). For as little as $75 per letter, Aguilera would allegedly falsify documents for real estate agents, such as Mylene Funk of Oceanside, who, according to court documents, faxed a letter to Aguilera on May 12, 2005, requesting that he fabricate tax returns for one of her borrowers. “Okey Robert, use your imagination”, Ms. Funk is purported to have written. Funk has pleaded not guilty after being indicted for her role in the scheme.

Read the full article in SignOn San Diego, the San Diego Union Tribune, written by Greg Moran.

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