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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD


Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

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JULY 15, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


LEE’S SUMMIT WOMAN SENTENCED FOR

MORTGAGE FRAUD, IDENTITY THEFT


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lee’s Summit, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a mortgage fraud scheme in which she used stolen identities to purchase homes in Lee’s Summit.


             Kimberly M. Davis, 43, of Lee’s Summit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple this morning to four years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Davis to pay $191,000 in restitution.

 

             On Dec. 9, 2007, Davis pleaded guilty to using the names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of three separate victims, without their permission, to purchase two homes in Lee’s Summit. Davis worked as a mortgage broker at firms in Liberty and Gladstone from November 2003 through January 2005.


             Between Nov. 19 and 25, 2003, Davis used a stolen identity to obtain a $317,894 loan from Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., for the purchase of a Lee’s Summit residence at 704 S.W. Winterstar Dr.


             Between July 2 and Sept. 17, 2004, Davis used another stolen identity to obtain a $347,438 loan from Countrywide for the purchase of another Lee’s Summit residence at 2520 Wintercreek Dr.


             Between Dec. 31, 2004, and Jan. 7, 2005, Davis used a third stolen identity to obtain a $362,424 loan from Accredited Home Lenders, Inc., for the purchase of the second Lee’s Summit residence (at 2520 Wintercreek Dr.), ostensibly by the third identity theft victim.


            This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jess E. Michaelsen. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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