Oklahoma trio plead guilty for roles in home title scheme
November 22, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three Oklahoma City residents have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme in which they used fake documents and fictitious lawyers to take ownership of more than a dozen houses without the knowledge of the homeowners.
Laura Johnson, 45, Thomas Johnson Sr., 52 and Cheryl Ashley, 70, are accused of using fraudulent documents from 2014 until 2019 to obtain titles to homes and other properties, according to U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
The three defendants filed fraudulent warranty deeds to transfer properties into the names of fictitiou...