MILFORD, MI--(Marketwire - September 17, 2012) - On September 17, 2012, MFI-Miami President Steve Dibert called on Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz to withdraw cancer victim Kelly Parker's home in Detroit from pending tax auction until such time as a full investigation and an exact accounting of her tax payments from 2005 through 2010 can be completed.
Kelly Parker, a single mother with two children, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer that has spread to her brain. She has been battling Wayne County and the City of Detroit over this tax bill for nearly two years.
MFI-Miami, an internationally recognized leader in investigating mortgage fraud and mortgage backed securities fraud committed by banks and mortgage servicers, has reason to believe that Ms. Parker did indeed pay her property taxes for 2009 and 2010. MFI-Miami believes that either her former lender, 1st Franklin Financial or the Wayne County Treasurer's Office is in error.
"After examining Ms. Parker's mortgage statements from 2008 and 2009, it appears that her mortgage payments including tax escrows were paid to 1st Franklin Financial. The tax escrows that were paid as part of those payments were for the 2009 and 2010 taxes. The same two years that Wayne County is attempting foreclose on," said MFI-Miami President Steve Dibert. "It also appears that she may have overpaid into her escrow from 2005 until 2009."
With Wayne County's long history of questionable accounting practices and the City of Detroit's financial problems, MFI-Miami also questions the amount of taxes Wayne County and the City of Detroit are claiming are owed.
Steve Dibert explains, "Their numbers just don't add up and no one at the Wayne County Treasurer's Office or the City of Detroit can give me a straight answer about anything. They just want to play point the finger or shrug their shoulders."
MFI-Miami is asking Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz for 90-120 days to complete its investigation. MFI-Miami needs to request the documents from Bank of America who through a series of acquisitions now owns 1st Franklin Financial.
"The reason I need 90 days is because federal law allows Bank of America up to 90 days to honor my request for the file and that is if they can even find it," explained Steve Dibert.