$110m home loan fraud busted in Melbourne

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Two Melbourne mortgage brokers got themselves into hot water after allegedly manufacturing false documents to support $110m in home loans.
 
ASIC named Najam Shah, 55, of Glen Waverly, and Aizaz Hassan, 34, of Truganina, as the pair who had been charged with one count each of conspiracy to defraud. It carries a maximum penalty of 15 years' imprisonment.
 
Waverly and Hassan are said to have created and used false documents to support 350 home loan applications on behalf of their clients between April 2008 and December 2011 under the company name Myra Home Loan Pty Ltd (trading as Myra Financial Services).
 
These alleged false documents were payslips, bank statements, citizenship certificates and statutory declarations.

Shah’s partner and former Myra director Manija Zayee has also been charged with obtaining a financial advantage by deception in relation to the alleged use of false documents in support of a home loan application in her own name in September 2009.

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