Realtor Helps Dewey Family Recover Stolen $25K House Payment


Monday, August 1st 2016, 4:45 pm
By: News On 6


Hackers who went after a family's house payment are ending up empty handed.

We told you last week someone “electronically” stole the Monday family’s $25,000 payment for their new home.

7/25/2016: Related Story: Dewey Family Scammed Out Of $25K House Payment

Hackers intercepted email correspondence between the family and their realtor about the wired funds, so the title company never received the money.

The realty company, Chinowth & Cohen, says it tracked the diverted funds to a fraudulent bank account in Michigan. It took a couple of days but the bank was able to freeze the account and return the money.  

That allowed the Mondays to close on their Washington County home last Friday.