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President of Paso Robles Lending Company Sentenced for Securities Fraud

Candy Wells, the former president of Heritage Lending in Paso Robles, has been sentenced  to five years in state prison.

Last August, Wells pleaded no contest to five felony counts of securities fraud for soliciting investors and selling hard money loans for real estate projects (real estate investment fraud, hard money fraud). Her husband, Ronald Wells, received an already-served sentence of 88 days and five years of felony probation after pleading no contest to being an accessory after the fact to the securities fraud and also embezzlement.

The losses to victims totaled over $1.3 million. The restitution hearing is set for December.

You can read the history and background to this prosecution by going to this link on the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office website.

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