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Homeowners allege fraud in refinancing of mortgage – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners refinanced their pre-existing mortgage in 2007 with a new loan from defendant lender. Plaintiffs alleged that they requested a new mortgage without mortgage insurance and were promised orally and in writing that the new loan would not have ...

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Bookkeeper charged with $500K theft from law firm (access required)

A Virginia Beach law firm is the alleged victim of more than $500,000 in thefts by its former bookkeeper. Police say a former employee of Bennett and Zydron PC, Diana L. Farmer-Forston, is accused of depositing forged checks into her ...

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Law firm falls victim to crooked bookkeeper, police say

An ex-employee of a Virginia Beach law firm allegedly stole $320,000 over 14 months. Diana Farmer-Forston, a former bookkeeper at Bennett and Zydron, has been charged with 16 counts of forgery and money laundering, reports WAVY-TV. She is currently behind ...

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Lawyers suffer parables of unfaithful servants (access required)

A pair of Virginia lawyers felt the painful sting of dishonest employees in cases now coming to light through the criminal justice system. A Hanover County lawyer was out more than $4,500 when a newly hired paralegal conned him into ...

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Foot surgery case reinstated on fraud claim against podiatrist (access required)

A $2.35-million lawsuit over failed foot surgery, rejected by a Roanoke federal judge as an artful attempt to evade the statute of limitations, is alive again after an appeals court panel took a sharply different view of claims that a ...

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Facing a criminal trial, contractor settles claims

When a general contractor failed to pay subcontractors on a retail construction project, the Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney brought the contractor up on criminal fraud charges. Facing an imminent jury trial, the contractor now has agreed to pay out a ...

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