LANSING — A legislative package to help crack down on mortgage fraud and punish offenders was introduced recently in the Michigan Senate, said Sen. Darwin Booher, sponsor of two of the measures.
“Michigan homeowners are struggling to make ends meet in a tough economy as they face falling home values, decreasing household incomes and increased costs,” said Booher, R-Evart. “Each year some consumers fall victim to mortgage fraud. This bipartisan, bicameral package would enact laws specifically addressing mortgage fraud in Michigan. It is time we give law enforcement these additional tools needed to investigate fraud, prosecute offenders and ensure their punishments fit the crime.”