Couple Perpetrate Mortgage Fraud on Haitian Community
Owners of Private Mortgage Funding Corporation (PMFC) have run a scheme on Haitian homebuyers in the Fort Lauderdale area. Gabriel Chauvel and Joan Jean targeted Haitians interested in buying a home.
The couple showed properties and demanded buyers ink a three-month contract, with deposits of $5,000-$15,000. Their checks went into owners' bank account. When buyers wanted to end their contract, they found PMFC offices closed and calls were un-returned. No actual sales were ever made by PMFC.