The fight against mortgage fraud and other financial crimes just got a little easier in North Carolina – thanks to a new Financial Crimes Initiative.
Ben David is the District Attorney for New Hanover and Pender counties and heads the state conference of D-As. He says the rise in mortgage fraud and other scams is what helped North Carolina get funding for a Financial Crimes Initiative.
Ben David: "And that’s in part because criminals often see these crimes as low risk and high reward. You can steal more money with the click of a mouse button or with a pen and a checkbook than you can frequently with a gun and a ski mask."
The National Mortgage Settlement is paying for the new initiative. David says the money will be used to hire a White Collar Crime Resource Prosecutor, regional prosecutors and other experts to aggressively investigate, prosecute and recover stolen dollars.