Bulletin: SA2011012

Date:
April 28, 2011
To:
All California Issuing Offices
RE:
Special Alert - Fraudulent Reconveyance Documents; California [Revised 05-17-11; 06-24-11; 06-28-11; 08-11-11; 11-08-13]

Dear Associates:

Fraudulent reconveyance documents have been appearing in California, and may appear elsewhere, executed by signatures of persons purporting to be the officers or employees of various entities serving as the trustee of a deed of trust. However, such reconveyance instruments have not been executed by the actual persons who are the officers or employees of those trustee entities. The fraudulent documents include Substitution of Trustee and Deed of Reconveyance instruments, assignments, and rescissions of default.

The scheme may involve recording of a new fraudulent deed of trust purporting to secure funds to pay off an existing legitimate deed of trust. This is followed by fraudulent substitution and reconveyance instruments purporting to reconvey the existing legitimate deed of trust. Finally, the new fraudulent deed of trust is reconveyed as well, also by fraudulent reconveyance instruments. 

The perpetrators have used the names of the following persons and entities:

Golden Hills Trust (beneficiary on a deed of trust)
Daniel Young
Jason Young
Ruby Carr
Laura Pezzi
Christopher Warren
Al Kirkpatrick
Shon-Te-East-A Walks With Spirit a/k/a Shon-te-east-a, Walks With Spirit, Corporation Sole [Revised 11-08-13]
Linda Hinch
GJZ Group
William Lavelle
Todd Smith a/k/a Todd J. Smith
Tisha L. Trites
Bug Real Estate
James C. Castle

Additional names and entities added 06-24-11:

Financial Recovery Group
Melinda L. Hughes
Jennifer Pezzi
John Michael DiChiara, a/k/a John–Michael Di Chiara, a/k/a John-Michael: DiChiara, Archbishop, a/k/a John-Michael: Di Chiara, Archbishop, a/k/a John Michael Di Chiara [Revised 11-08-13]
Walks With Spirit
Michael J. McVay
Marshall White
The Pillow Foundation
CCTT Group
Carl Wallace

Additional names added 06-28-11:

Patrick B. Martin a/k/a Patrick B. Martin, II
Tammy Martin
James Trezza (Notary)
Brenda Henderson (Notary)
Inhwan Choi (Notary)

Additional names and entities added 11-08-13:

Natalie Valencia
Andrew Filip
Kathryn Filip (Notary)
STEA Tudor Trust
Oreplex International LLC

These names may appear as signatories for institutional lenders or trustees. Signatures purporting to be those of the persons or entities named above should be considered suspect. It is recommended that you obtain copies of all documents in the chain of title back to January 1, 2009 and check them for these names - especially a Substitution of Trustee and Deed of Reconveyance.

The following properties may be the subject of suspicious reconveyance documents:

Contra Costa County:

24 Elijah Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Placer County

7537 Millport Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
2596 Waterford Glen Circle, Roseville, CA 95747
16140 Winchester Club Drive, Meadow Vista, CA 95722

Sacramento County:

7256 Quailwood Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
319 Marsalla Drive, Folsom, CA 95630
5479 Dunlay Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835
5548 Hackberry Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841
724 Hartnell Place, Sacramento, CA 95825
4212 Adriatic Sea Way, Sacramento, CA 95834
1461 El Tejon Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
7742 Ophelia Court, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
7596 Sycamore Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
7593 Almondwood Avenue, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
7233 Cromwell Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
6228 Wedgefield Way, Orangevale, CA 95662
3940 Bliss Court, North Highlands, CA 95660 [Revised 11-08-13]

San Diego County:

11878 Scripts Creek Drive, Unit B, San Diego, CA 92131
1060 North Grape Street, Escondido, CA 92026 [Added 06-28-11]

Additional addresses added on 08-11-11:

Alameda County:

5247 Winifred Drive, Castro Valley, CA

Contra Costa County:

4113 Isabella Court, Antioch, CA
2025 Tule Lane, Knightsen, CA
5161 Deerspring Way, Antioch, CA
24 Elijah Court, Pittsburg, CA 

Marin County:

564 Stone Drive, Novato, CA

Monterey County:

19847 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA

San Francisco County:

5575 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

San Mateo County

2920 Muirfield, San Bruno, CA
106 Buxton Avenue, South San Francisco, CA
120 Dundee Drive, South San Francisco, CA

Shasta County

3393 Oak Street, Anderson, CA
Lot 31 Shasta Forest Drive, Shingletown, CA

Solano County

4256 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 

Sonoma County

1928 Sansone Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

If you encounter any of these names, or if you have any pending transactions involving any of these individuals, entities or properties, please contact your local underwriting personnel.

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