Town Square

Post a New Topic

Former realtor and mortgage exec charged with fraud

Original post made on Feb 27, 2012

A former Realtor and mortgage company executive has been charged with scamming more than 20 renters in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Brentwood. Alfonso Salazar searched for empty foreclosed homes in Contra Costa County, according to District Attorney Mark A. Peterson. He would post a note on the door claiming ownership unless someone objects, Petersen said, adding Salazar changed locks and ran Craigslist ads.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 27, 2012, 3:32 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Doug, a resident of another community
on Feb 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I hope he is put in jail for a long time with Big Bubba


Posted by Theresa N Vista Grande Parent, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

That is just messed up. Not only do I hope they throw the book at him but I feel badly for the people he rented to. Not only are they out of the money they used for rent but more importantly they don't have a house to live in now. He should have to let some of these people live in his house rent free while he is in Prison.


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

What a surprise that he was previously employed by Countrywide -- talk about working both sides of the street!


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 1,932 views

New heights for NIMBYs
By Tim Hunt | 29 comments | 1,250 views

When those covering the news become the news
By Gina Channell-Allen | 1 comment | 914 views

Earthquake Insurance
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 735 views

Merger of Music and Painting
By John A. Barry | 0 comments | 112 views