Jennifer Bjorhus at the Pioneer Press, continuing her excellent coverage:
It all started in 2006 when a Plymouth man called police after finding a mortgage notice in his mailbox, addressed to him, for a house he’d never heard of. Three arrests later, investigators now are sifting through the paperwork on some 80 closings done at title companies in Shoreview and Burnsville in an alleged mortgage-fraud ring that they say just keeps growing.
"Everywhere you turn, it’s like a fungus," said Detective Cory Cardenas of the Bloomington police.
That bit by Detective Cardenas may prove to be the quote of the year for 2008.
Mortgage Fraud Probe Grows [Bjorhus: PiPress]