FBI Seeks Fugitive Wanted in Connection with “Operation Stolen Dreams”

On Thursday, June 17, 2010 the FBI’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force, comprised of the FBI, HUD, NY State Banking Department, U.S. Secret Service, FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, USPIS, SDNY, and the IRS conducted numerous arrests and search warrants in an ongoing federal mortgage fraud investigation. Investigators from SIGTARP and HIFCA also participated. This is part of the national initiative “Operation Stolen Dreams.” Orit Tuil is a fugitive and the FBI seeks to identify her location and arrest her.

As a real estate broker, Tuil allegedly found straw buyers to purchase houses. She is alleged to have tricked individuals, who were in foreclosure, into transferring the deeds of their houses to her. Once she had the deeds, she would then obtain mortgages and sell the properties to other straw buyers.

Orit Tuil is 39 years old, (DOB 06/23/1971), 5’5” tall, 125 lbs, with hazel eyes and blonde/brown hair. Tuil previously lived in both Forest Hills and Flushing, New York, but is believed to be currently living in Israel. She has two young children and is married to Edmond Ezra.

“Today is Orit Tuil’s 39th birthday, but she does not have much to celebrate. She is a wanted fugitive and the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in locating her. If you know where Tuil is hiding, report her to law enforcement,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.

Please refer to the wanted poster at the following web address for more details about Orit Tuil:
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/fugitives/wcc/tuil_o.htm

Anyone with information is requested to call the FBI at (212) 384-1000 or their local police.

Related press release on original operation: http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/nyfo061710.htm

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