Three Florida residents were arrested last week for mortgage fraud, authorities said. According to investigators, Jacqueline Lopez, 50, of Pembroke Pines; Brahms Alexis, 28, of Sunrise; and Marjorie Lawrence, 44, of Miami Gardens; were part of a mortgage fraud scam that involved identity and grand theft. Federal authorities arrived at a Hollywood, Fla., title company Wednesday night to arrest the suspects after a pre-existing and ongoing investigation into the questionable real estate practices of one of the suspects led investigators to uncover them. The arrests are the result of a joint investigation between the Broward Sheriff's Office Economic Crime Unit, the State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the U.S. Secret Service. Investigators charge that Lopez, an ...
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