Six Month Investigation Breaks Up Mortgage Scam

The Greenville Police Department has teamed up with the State Commissioner of Banks to indict several people accused of breaking mortgage lending laws. One of those charged and indicted is Micaela Martin of Greenville. Authorities say Martin was a licensed lender at one time but lost her license and continued acting as one. Authorities are also seeking indictments for Greenville resident Renee Wheaton, who police say worked with Martin. Greenville police say thousands in fees were illegally collected, but the scam could have been much worse. The State Commissioner of Banks also indicted Carrie Tyson of Charlotte who is connected to the Greenville case and are seeking charges against another man involved, Craig McBride, a former licensed lender also living in Charlotte.