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California couple sought in real estate fraud scheme

Warrants issued; police seeking information on whereabouts

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A Northern California man and wife are wanted on charges related to real estate fraud, including identity theft, forgery, grand theft, filing false real property title documents, obtaining money and property under false pretenses, and conspiracy. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has obtained warrants for the arrest of Henry Aguilar and Magda Gonzales, and is asking the public's help in finding the couple. The two are suspected of stealing more than $121,000 from real estate schemes, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. Aguilar represented himself as a mortgage broker doing business as both D'Core Inc. and Access America at 701 Howe Ave. in Sacramento, and allegedly forged victims' names, personal and financial information on loan documents, Promissory Notes, Deeds of Trust and Grant Deeds. Gonzales, a Notary Public, allegedly submitted the forged documents to lenders and various county recorders' offices. Photographs of the suspects are posted on the Sacram...