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Member of Pasadena Northwest Commission and Associate Arrested in Mortgage Fraud

Allen Shay, 55, of Pasadena, an appointed member of Pasadena’s Northwest Commission and a former candidate for the Pasadena City Council, and Eddie Turner, 44, of Altadena have been arrested on suspicion of grand theft, recording false documents and perjury. Turner is a former real estate agent whose license was revoked by the California Department of Real Estate after he was convicted for battery.

Investigators said that in January 2005, Eddie Turner purchased a home on Altadena Drive in Altadena for $1.12 million, borrowing $896,000 from Countrywide Home Loans. In August 2005, detectives allege that Turner borrowed $250,000 more from Countrywide Home Loans, but doing so by falsifying employment, income and financial information, including providing a counterfeit bank statement to obtain the loans, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher Derry.

Further, Derry claims that in March 2007 Allen Shay helped Turner secure two new loans from Countrywide for $1 million and $218,000 in order to pay off the original mortgage. The two loans were used to pay off Turner’s 2005 mortgage, he said. Turner and Shay allegedly falsified the employment, income and financial information, providing yet another counterfeit bank statement for the 2007 loans, said Detective Derry.

Both men have pleaded not guilty.

Read the original article in the Pasadena Star News.

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