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Orange County Woman Convicted of Defrauding Nuns

An Orange County woman was convicted of defrauding Roman Catholic nuns out of $285,000 which was to be used to buy them a retirement home.

Linda Rose Gagnon, aka Linda Gualtieri-Gagnon, 59, was convicted of three counts of wire fraud by a federal jury.

According to Assistant U.S. Atty. Robert Keenan, Gagnon, who does not hold a real estate license in California, told the nuns she was an expert in “short-sale and foreclosure transactions” and offered to help them buy a home they were currently renting for retired sisters. Instead of helping them, Gagnon spent the entire sum in 64 days on lingerie, leasing an Audi and paying off debts for Rose Enterprise, Inc., her real estate finance company.

Read the original article in the Los Angeles Times and a press release from the FBI.

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