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Granada Hills Agents Arrested for Escrow Fraud

Two licensed real estate agents have been arrested and charged with six counts of grand theft, including allegations of fraud and embezzlement, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. They are accused of stealing up to $1 million from people wanting to purchase homes.

Leroy M. Sennette, 80, of Granada Hills, a licensed broker, and Neelam “Nancy” Bhatia, 50, of Porter Ranch, a licensed real estate agent and owner of Click and List Realty Inc. are alleged to have taken the victims’ money for their own use that should have been deposited into escrow or other trust accounts.

Bhatia also owned Home Club International, Inc. in Granada Hills, with her husband.

Leroy Sennette’s real estate broker license has been revoked, as has the real estate license of Neelam Bhatia.

Read the original article in the Contra Costa Times.

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