Brooklyn sisters fall victim to deed fraud

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BROOKLYN -

Two sisters from Brooklyn are sharing their story of becoming victims of deed fraud.

Bobbi Mathis and Hilda Moffett say they almost lost everything when a man promised to save their home from going into foreclosure.

The two women took out a $10,000 loan with the man who they say stole the deed from their property.

Sgt. Teresa Russo, with the city's Sheriff's Office, says she comes to tears just thinking of what happened.

"I knew that they were probably the weakest of the vulnerable targets," she says.

The man behind the scheme is identified by investigators as Arash Noghreh. He was eventually was arrested and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of filing a false instrument in a similar case.

Although, a lawyer for Norghreh denied any wrongdoing.

Russo say to prevent becoming a victim people must ignore fliers and business cards left on properties, especially if a home has gone into foreclosure.

She says have a lawyer and make sure to check city records to see that you actually own your home.

UPDATE: An earlier version of the story misstated that Arash Nogreh pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of grand larceny and perjury.

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