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Modesto Man on Bail Accused of Appraisal Fraud

A Modesto man awaiting trial on mortgage fraud charges promised loans of $3 billion to casino and golf resort developers in the South in a scheme that netted him $300,000, according to a search warrant. Believing his fabricated story about a wealthy Hong Kong investor, 39 victims wired money to a Modesto bank for real estate appraisals that Tony Huy Havens never intended to do, the search warrant says. It is thought that some of the developers lost their multimillion-dollar projects as a result of Havens’ fraud, according to court documents.

Havens’ hard money loan company is called Dynamic Financial Services. The company’s Web site claims Dynamic “is a growing player in the hard money industry” with eight years of experience in everything from  “helping a family save their home from foreclosure to coordinating multiple million dollar loans.” According to the affidavit filed by Stanislaus County District Attorney investigator Glenn Gulley, Havens portrayed himself as a “broker for bridge lenders,” yet Gulley could not find that Dynamic Financial Services had conducted “any legitimate business.”

Committing “secondary offenses while on bail” is prohibited in the California Penal Code.

Read the Full Article in the Modesto Bee.

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