Rental company swindles landlord, tenant in Johns Creek
May 01, 2014
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A landlord was defrauded out of thousands of dollars of rent after a rental company refused to pay her.
The victim told police she signed an agreement with Future Mortgage and Finance, based out of Norcross, for them to manage property she owns in Johns Creek. After several months, a check for nearly $1,000 was sent to the victim from the mortgage company, however the check bounced. The victim then received a letter from her mortgage company claiming she has not paid her mortgage for nearly six months and owed more than $18,000.
The victim searched through state records and found Future Mortgage had their license revoked in 2008 and had been operating illegally since.
Contacting the renter, the victim learned they had been paying monthly rent regularly to Future Mortgage, totaling $14,000.