Dix Hills man accused of swindling couple in mortgage scam

March 11, 2014 5:21:39 AM PDT
A Long Island man is facing charges after police say he orchestrated a mortgage scam that swindled at least one desperate couple.

Nassau County police say 54-year-old Mark Savransky passed himself off as a mortgage modification specialist in order to pocket $17,000 that the Hempstead couple thought he was using to pay their troubled mortgage.

The Spanish-speaking couple realized something was wrong when their house was thrown into foreclosure.

Savransky, of Dix Hills, was arrested Monday and charged with grand larceny.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Savransky is advised to call the Third Squad at (516) 573-6354.