When real estate agent Rosita “Rosi” Vilchez was operating a residential real estate agency and mortgage brokerage in Manassas, Va., during the boom, the companies allegedly targeted “unsophisticated borrowers who could not read the English-language loan documents they were asked to sign, which contained false statements about the borrowers’ income and assets. Most of these borrowers lost their homes to foreclosure.”
Vilchez and her co-conspirators allegedly racked up $7.2 million in gross receipts on “numerous transactions,” while lenders “suffered losses of tens of millions of dollars.”
That’s according to a press release the FBI issued today, along with a wanted poster. It seems that while Vilchez was indicted last year on bank fraud and other charges, she’s believed to have fled the country to her native Peru.
The FBI — which believes Vilchez “has continued to offer real estate services to residents of Northern Virginia” from Peru — is offering a reward of up to $6,000 for information leading to her arrest (that’s 15,000 Peruvian soles).
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation’s website shows Vilchez obtained her salesperson’s license in 1999, but that she let it expire two months ago, at the end of August. There are no open complaints against her. Source: fbi.gov