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Manufactured home dealer pleads guilty to fraud

Posted July 30, 2010

— The owner of a Smithfield manufactured homes dealer has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, federal authorities said Friday.

Harold Aubrey Overby, 44, of Goldsboro, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. He will be sentenced in November, when he faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Overby, the president of Hunter Creek Homes, defrauded Southern Bank and Trust between January 2004 and November 2006 by supplying fake documents related to his customers' construction loans, authorities said. He then converted the loans provided by the bank for his personal use.

He also provided false information about his own income, debt and collateral to secure three other loans, authorities said.

The bank lost more than $300,000 in the transactions, authorities said.


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  • remaxwhitley Jul 30, 2010

    wow my husband knew he was a crook, was in the maufacturing business for 15 years never once did anything like that, guess thats why we arent in it now? Theres still alot of honest ones

  • davidnc78 Jul 30, 2010

    its all about green some people would do anything for money u better watch it !!!!!

  • ncsudan Jul 30, 2010

    It seems to me that there are just a lot of scammers out there. Most likey people can't learn to live within their means. They have to keep up with the Jones' any way they can. When will this country learn that we do not all DESERVE to have 3000+ sq. ft. homes, multiple cars and the kids all wearing designer duds.

  • fatcat11 Jul 30, 2010

    A crooked trailer salesman?...I'm shocked!

  • Lead by Example Jul 30, 2010

    max sentence, max sentence

  • liskm Jul 30, 2010

    Seems the banks are surrounded with idiots!