Fugitive in Oahu real estate fraud case found; bond revoked
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu woman representing herself against allegations she defrauded new homeowners, title companies and banks must prepare for her trial behind bars.
Jennifer McTigue had been out on bond awaiting trial. Last week, authorities announced she was a fugitive who was last seen June 30. Authorities received a tip and found her over the weekend hiding at a friend's house. A judge Monday revoked her bond.
McTigue says that she won't be able to prepare properly for trial in jail. She says she wasn't hiding and the government doesn't have jurisdiction over her.
The judge says that's not accurate. He says she's had ample time to prepare.
Prosecutors say the scheme involved $3 million in property sales using false forms making it look like mortgages were paid.
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