“ Our mission is to prevent, detect and report real estate fraud.”
The Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team (REFAT) is a unique collaboration between the Ventura County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit. REFAT actively investigates and prosecutes people who commit real estate fraud in Ventura County.
Persons who believe they may be victims of real estate fraud are encouraged to fill out and return a Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form for our review.
If you own property in Ventura County and believe you may be a victim of real estate fraud, we encourage you to download a real estate fraud complaint form from the REFAT website and submit that complaint to the District Attorney’s Office.
Events & In The News
Camarillo resident Javier Gonzalo Sanchez (DOB 6/18/62) was ordered to serve 1 year in jail for two felony counts of foreclosure consultant fraud.
Patrick Iturra sentenced 365 days in jail, ordered to pay $100,000 in victim restitution and placed on 60 months formal probation.
Jose Armando Rodriguez pleaded guilty to grand theft, foreclosure consultant fraud, and recording a false instrument
Linda Boggess of Ventura convicted by a jury of four felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud
Ventura County resident Gregoria Mendoza pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony grand theft and felony foreclosure consultant fraud
Kern County resident Gina Marie Hernandez was sentenced to 2 years eight months in state prison for recording a false document
Oxnard resident Michael McDevitt pleaded guilty to felony grand theft, tax evasion and foreclosure consultant fraud.
Joe Garcia, wife and employees Linked to Fraudulent Mortgage Brokerage in Ventura County that made millions.
Orange County resident Sergio Sanchez pleaded guilty to felony grand theft, tax evasion and foreclosure consultant fraud
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