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Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty in Elk Grove Mortgage Fraud Case

A Sacramento man who was a licensed real estate agent and appraiser has pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud in a mortgage fraud he orchestrated to enrich himself.

Dameen Dedrick, 39, entered his guilty plea in federal court in Sacramento in front of  U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

Dedrick was charged as a result of loan applications he submitted in 2005-2006 to purchase three Elk Grove homes. The loan apps contained false statements and Dedrick submitted fraudulent income and other financial statements to convince the lenders to grant him the mortgages, which totaled $1.1 million. The homes were purchased at no risk to him (100% financing) and he stated each was his primary residence in order to obtain lower interest rates.

Dedrick’s co-defendant, Roy L. Rice, 46, of Concord, of Concord, pleaded guilty in September for his participation in the scam. Roy Rice was also a licensed real estate agent; both he and Dameene Dedrick allowed their licenses to expire.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and the FBI.

Read the original article in the Sacramento Bee and the FBI’s press release.


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