HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu woman is pleading guilty to her role in a real estate scheme that defrauded new homeowners, title companies and banks.
Jury selection was about to being in the trial against Jennifer McTigue when she pleaded guilty Wednesday.
Through tears, she said she takes responsibility for her part in the scheme that involved more than $3 million in property sales.
She says she and two others used false forms making it look like mortgages were paid and then sold the properties. She says she recorded those forms with the state knowing the properties had unpaid mortgages.
McTigue had been out on bond awaiting trial when authorities announced she became a fugitive. She was later found hiding in a friend's house.
She faces up to 20 years in prison.