Oxford Couple Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme 1

BOSTON – An Oxford couple has been indicted in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in real estate transactions in Cambridge and Brookline.

According to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, Allen Seymour, 50, was indicted on Tuesday by a Statewide Grand Jury on charges of Forgery (7 counts), Uttering (5 counts), Larceny over $250 (5 counts), and Money Laundering (5 counts). Tina Seymour, 46, was indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Forgery (2 Counts). Allen Seymour will be arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court at a later date. Tina Seymour will be arraigned in Hampden Superior Court at a later date.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Allen Seymour repeatedly targeted homeowners — including elderly residents — to fraudulently gain control of residential properties and resell them at a profit to investors.

The AG’s Office also alleges that Seymour forged power of attorney documents in the name of homeowners and others to gain control over the seller’s proceeds, and then laundered those funds through third party accounts.

Allen Seymour was arrested in South Carolina in May and is currently being held without bail pending probation surrender hearing scheduled for a later date.

Seymour will appear in Worcester Superior Court on Jan. 9, 2019 for a hearing regarding his probation surrender.

The AG’s Office alleges that Allen’s former wife, Tina Seymour, assisted with these forgeries and provided unauthorized access to notary stamps.

In 2010, Seymour previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to state prison for a similar mortgage fraud scheme prosecuted by the AG’s Office.

These new charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

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