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Jose Felipe stood Thursday in front of the Lawrence duplex he says was bought by a mortgage consultant who used his name and Social Security number.

Housing dreams turning into nightmares

Mortgage fraud cases detailed in Lawrence

By Jonathan Saltzman and Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / August 27, 2006

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LAWRENCE -- Jose Felipe dreamed of buying a retirement house in Florida, where palm trees and balmy breezes would remind him of his native Dominican Republic. So the commercial painter went to a storefront mortgage consultant in Lawrence two years ago and asked for a credit check. Top-notch, he recalled being told. (Full article: 1824 words)

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