Saturday, August 30, 2008
Ann Fulmer on Mortgage Fraud
Yesterday, Ann Fulmer spoke at the Economic Summit we held at Bryant on the topic of mortgage fraud. Fulmer made herself into one of the nation's leading experts on the subject when the problem invaded her own upscale neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta. She gave a dynamic presentation, in which she showed us how much it may have contributed to the mortgage meltdown, while providing vivid examples of how fraud simply decimates some neighborhoods (because there's some benefit to the criminals of clustering their activity in particular areas). It was truly frightening to see how mortgage fraud works, and to see that it can affect upscale suburban neighborhoods, bringing other more dangerous crime along with it. For more on Ann Fulmer, see this story about her in Business Week, and this one in the New York Times.