Hingham: Woman indicted for mortgage fraud, identity theft

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A Hingham woman has been indicted on mortgage fraud charges approximately four months after police filed charges against her in District Court alleging that she has been using several different identities.

62-year-old Wanpen Florentine of Hingham has been indicted in Plymouth County Superior Court on mortgage fraud and false license charges.

Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Russ Eonas says Florentine was indicted on one count of possessing or procuring a false license out of Hingham, and eight counts of mortgage fraud, also out of Hingham.

Florentine was initially held on $125,000  bail at MCI Framingham, but a Superior Court judge had reduced that to 25 thousand. Arraignment is set for July 26th in Brockton Superior Court.

Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth, at the time of Wanpen Florentine’s arrest back in March, told WATD that the investigation into Florentine started back in February after authorities were called to a civil disturbance for a landlord tenant dispute. It was then they learned that the landlord, identified as Florentine, was using more than one identity.

Police, in the days following her initial arrest, filed more charges after further investigation showed that Florentine was issued civil traffic citations by the Hingham Police under three separate identities.

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