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Las Vegas Woman Sentenced For False Statement On Home Loan

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

POCATELLO – Alessandra Valencia Toscanelli, also known as Sarah Kate Henecke, 36, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today in United States District Court to three years of probation, with 60 days of home detention for making false statements in a mortgage application on a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guaranteed loan, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Toscanelli to serve 80 hours of community service and pay $42,905 in restitution.

According to the plea agreement, in March 2009, Toscanelli obtained a home loan to finance the purchase of a residence in Eagle, Idaho. The loan application submitted in support of the loan contained the false statement that Toscanelli had employment income of $2,400 per month, when she actually had no income. Toscanelli also submitted false payroll checks and payroll stubs, a false letter regarding her employment, a false employment contract, and a false employee confidentiality agreement. Shortly after the loan was funded, Toscanelli defaulted on the loan and HUD incurred a loss.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General.

Updated December 15, 2014