Westchester Correction Officer Fired Following Conviction

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A Westchester County corrections officer is facing up to 80 years in prison after being convicted of mortgage fraud.
A Westchester County corrections officer is facing up to 80 years in prison after being convicted of mortgage fraud. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County corrections officer was fired from his job and is facing up to 80 years in prison after being convicted of mortgage fraud, according to LoHud.com. 

Jacques Kelly, 48, of Pleasant Valley, was involved in a 2-year-long scheme of buying homes in New Haven, inflating the purchase price on mortgage applications, then allowing the homes to go into default and foreclosure, LoHud.com reported. 

In all, Kelly and his accomplice former colleague Ronald Hutchison caused lenders to lose more that $7 million, LoHud.com said. 

Kelly will be sentenced on July 14, according to LoHud.com.

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