May
16

Greenwood Men Plead Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Case

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Lawsuit moneyFour Greenwood men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud after banks reported losing over $10 million in a lending scheme.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, John Harrison, 53, was a real estate developer who developed residential property in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Henry Dorn, 63; Kevin Dempsey, 45; and C. Jody Hazel, 42, were accountants for a firm handling Harrison’s financial statements and tax returns.

Over the course of an investigation, agents discovered that the accountants were keeping different sets of Harrison’s financial information.

“There were multiple sets of books kept for Mr. Harrison,” said Bill Watkins, assistant U.S. Attorney based in Greenville. “Information from one would be provided to lending institutions, and the other would be for tax returns and such.”

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