Kevin Tacher, CEO of Independence Title, was recognized by former Broward County Mayor Michael Udine and Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kair at a recent Parkland Chamber of Commerce meeting for his outstanding work in uncovering major real estate fraud schemes in Broward County, Florida, and the surrounding counties.
“Kevin Tacher is someone that gives back,” Udine said. “Kevin has saved countless residents’ livelihoods for those whose homes were about to be taken from them.”
Tarcher led a team that, over the course of several years, exposed several individuals and companies that were involved in illegal and unethical practices in the south Florida real estate market. The result of their efforts was a comprehensive report that detailed the scope and extent of the fraud and named the individuals and companies involved. Several of these individuals have since been arrested and prosecuted.
“We are grateful to receive this award and proud of the work our team has done to expose real estate fraud across South Florida,” said Tacher. “We believe that we must serve our residents and make sure that those people conducting these schemes are held accountable at the fullest extent of the law.”
Broward County officials will continue to work with Tarcher and other community partners to address the issues raised by the uncovering of these schemes and to take action to prevent similar fraudulent activities in the future.
Kudos to Mr Taher & independent title and team. I’m a retired Realtor from the Boston area and now see the valuable role the title company here plays. I kept reading stories about property ownership theft and it made me cringe
Congratulations Mr. Taucher and your team for a job well done! I have used Independence Title in Schertz, TX and Alamo Heights (San Antonio, TX) for the past 15 years and they have always done an excellent job for me and my clients.
I HAVE BEEN A REALTOR FOR 40+ YEARS – TOP AGENT WITH COUNTLESS AWARDS FOR MY WORK. HOWEVER I JUST EXPERIENCED MY FIRST REAL ESTTE FRAUD AND ACTUALLY WENT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITH MY PROBLEM AFTER BEING UNSUCCESSFUL WITH THE ATTORNEY THAT I HIRED. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SENT ME A SLIGHTLY MEANINGFUL RESPONSE BUT NO CORRECTION TO THE PROBLEM.
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE STATE AGENTS HANDLE THESE PROBLEMS AND PROVIDE AN AVENUE FOR AGENTS TO STOP THIS ACTIVITY.
You probably won’t remember me, but we’ve met. I used to work and live in the SCV, selling land like you did. What was the fraud you uncovered?
Congratulations Mr. Taucher and your team for a job well done! It’s good to hear stories like this amidst all the terrible news we usually get. However, I think it would be nice if there was some overview of the fraud schemes uncovered or a link to the report so we could be more vigilant and know what to look for.
What is sad is that this fraud done by so few puts a black mark on an industry that lives by its code of ethics.
It would have been helpful for the article to have pointed out the specific acts that were committed. Then agents and brokers would know what to look for and be able to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
I totally agree! How can we help identify these schemes if we are not given any info as to what to look for?
What exactly were these fraudulent activities?
False loan documents
What type of fraud? Can you explained. In detail