Employee in Pasco Property Appraiser’s Office Accused of Deed Fraud
She is accused of filing a fake deed, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
PASCO COUNTY – An employee with the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s Office was arrested Thursday (April 12) after she was accused of filing a fake deed, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Leticia Molina, 44, of Dade City, was charged with one count each of unlawful filing of a false document against real/personal property, a third degree felony, and grand theft, a first degree felony. Deputies said she admitted preparing the deed from a template.
Pasco County Propery Appraiser Gary Joiner on Thursday told deputies that one of his employees had committed deed fraud. Deputies said the Pasco County Clerk of Court’s Office received two deeds for an address on 16th Street in Dade City.
Deputies said Molina had filed a false deed using her her son’s name as the recipient of the property and Robert Ramirez as the seller. A public records search showed the deed was actually in
another individual’s name.
A witness told deputies that Molina provided the deed to her before it was submitted to the Clerks Office. The actual owner of the property, which was valued at about $80,000, did not know Molina and had no intention of selling her the property.
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