A former East Berlin real-estate agent who defrauded mortgage lenders of more than $6.2million by filing false loan applications, then pocketed about $2.3 million of that money, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
Joanne M. Seeley, 42, now of South Carolina, was sentenced Friday to 238 months in prison following a two-day sentencing hearing, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg.
Seeley was convicted in November of four counts each of wire fraud and money laundering.
Between 2006 and 2008, Seeley owned and operated the East Berlin-based business S&D Property Solutions. She was a licensed real-estate agent until November 2006, when she surrendered her license in lieu of disciplinary action, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Seeley used false real-estate contracts, inflated property appraisals, bogus employment verifications and fictional leases to defraud people and companies out of money. The crimes happened in York, Adams, Cumberland and Dauphin counties, officials said.