A Pomona woman who promised to help homeowners who were in financial trouble has been accused of bilking them out of nearly $14,000 instead of getting them help with their mortgages, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.
Sonia Dixon, 44, of 30 Dunnigan Drive, Pomona, has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony, after an investigation by the Rockland County Special Investigations Unit. Zugibe said Dixon is accused of agreeing to perform loan modifications for the individual residential mortgages of five different households.
Zugibe said Dixon took $13,900 from the families but she did not process any paperwork on behalf of the homeowners. Zugibe said that since the incidents covered by this investigation, state law has changed so that it is no longer legal for up-front payments to be paid for loan modification applications.
Dixon was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court in New City and was released pending a Dec. 19 hearing.