Refinance From Hell Leads to Eviction


Due to a refinance gone very wrong, a Florida woman will soon lose the home she bought 13 years ago for $80,000. Imogene Hall's nightmare started when she needed to borrow $50,000 on equity in her Miami Gardens home to pay bills while she looked for a job as a home health nursing aide.

A mortgage broker named Johnson Cuffy knocked on her door and offered to help. Unfortunately, he turned out to be someone who would ultimately defraud her by finding a "straw buyer" who worked with Cuffy to obtain a $230,000 mortgage from a subprime lender.

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