Criminal charges filed in Internet sales of 5 properties with forged deeds

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Prosecutors have charged four men with forgery and grand theft after they allegedly falsified deeds on five properties that they sold to two investors over the Internet.

Investors Chi Chong Lee and Edward Pak made wire transfers to the defendants, but were unable to take possession of the properties in Emeryville and Oakland, Calif.

One of the defendants was also sued by his aunt in 2011, after he allegedly forged her signature on a deed and kicked her out of her own house. A judge voided the forged documents and returned the house to her. Source: contracostatimes.com.