An East Hartford resident was arrested today and charged with criminal impersonation in connection with a mortgage modification scheme.
SABAH KENNAWI, age 50, of 36 Belden Street, East Hartford, was charged with two counts of Criminal Impersonation as a result of an investigation conducted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney following a referral by Department of Banking.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Kennawi falsely represented herself as an employee of a mortgage lending company as part of an agreement to assist a homeowner seeking modification of the mortgage on her home.
Kennawi also falsely represented herself as a representative of the same mortgage lending company to a court employee in an attempt to enter the homeowner into a mediation program for homeowners facing foreclosure, the warrant alleges.
Kennawi was released on a $25,000 non-surety bond and will be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on September 12, 2013. The charges are merely allegations and Kennawi is presumed innocent unless and until she is found guilty.
Criminal Impersonation is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
The case is being prosecuted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.