Not sure how we missed this gem from Jennifer Bjorhus last week (we’ll blame the Pioneer Press RSS feed):
As for the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force, its 17-member oversight council in January instructed the group to shut the door on mortgage fraud, saying the cases were so time-consuming they threatened to overwhelm the group. Chris Omodt, a Hennepin County Sheriff’s lieutenant who heads the task force, said he thinks crimes will go unchecked, but acknowledges it doesn’t have the resources
This means that unless a new Minnesota task force is created to specifically tackle mortgage fraud, all of the heavy lifting will be done by the (also overwhelmed) Federal Investigators working locally.
This in a state that is in the top ten nationally for mortgage fraud.