The Bonnie and Clyde of Mortgage Fraud

(Fortune Magazine) -- In December 2004, Dr. Bruce Brown and his wife, Bridget, got a call around seven in the evening from a man who had seen the sales listing for their Columbia, S.C., house. He asked if he could come over right away. The Browns agreed.
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They desperately wanted to sell the property, which had been on the market for six months. Dr.