Mortgage Fraud/Bank Fraud

Mortgage fraud and bank fraud typically result from submitting inaccurate financial information on bank forms to obtain funds from the institution.  Since the financial crisis of 2008, the federal government has taken a much more active role in investigating mortgage fraud.  The type of activity involved may range from an individual providing false information on his or her loan application to an organized scheme involving financial institution insiders who receive kickbacks for knowingly authorizing fraudulent loan documents.