BOSTON - Indictments have been issued against a father and son from Central Massachusetts in connection with a scheme to defraud homeowners and mortgage lenders by providing false documents in legal and real estate transactions.
According to Attorney General Maura Healey, Allen Seymour, 50 of Oxford, and his son, Corey Seymour, 26, of Worcester were indicted on Monday on multiple counts of forgery, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Allen Seymour, along with his wife, Tina Seymour, had previously been indicted in Dec. 2018 on charges of Forgery (7 counts), Uttering (5 counts), Larceny over $250 (5 counts), and Money Laundering (5 counts). On Monday, a Statewide Grand Jury placed indicted Seymour on four more counts of Forgery.
The AG’s Office further alleges that Allen Seymour collected deposits from investors relying on these forged real estate agreements totaling more $400,000, and allegedly never returned those funds.
Corey Seymour, has also been indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury on Money Laundering (3 Counts), and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (1 count). He will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a later date.
According to the AG’s Office, in March and April of 2018, Corey Seymour knowingly helped his father to turn stolen funds into cash by depositing cashier’s checks through the accounts of third parties.
In 2010, Allen 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.