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Fraudulent home inspector sentenced

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TAMPA — A Palm Harbor woman was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida announced in a statement.

In addition to her prison sentence, Tammy Roaderick, 40, received a monetary judgment of $2,396,498.25, the proceeds traceable to her offense, authorities say.

According to court documents, Roaderick and Dean Counce, her co-conspirator, operated American Mortgage Field Services to provide preservation and inspection work for homes in foreclosure. Servicing lenders of the homes, owned by government entities such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration, paid AMFS to conduct periodic inspections of their properties.

However, as requests for service outpaced AMFS's ability to keep up with its inspections, authorities say the company began fabricating inspection reports. AMFS then submitted these falsified reports to its clients to receive payments.

Authorities allege that from March 2007 to about Dec. 31, 2009, AMFS received more than $2.39 million from Countrywide/Bank of America for fraudulent inspections.


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