George Hiotis

Mortgage Broker Indicted Again

by George Hiotis on May 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

Zanesville Police say for the second time in two months, a 39-year-old Zanesville man has been indicted by a Muskingum County Grand Jury for alleged thefts he committed while working as a local mortgage broker.  This week, Jeffrey McLendon was indicted for two counts of felony theft and four counts of misdemeanor theft.  On March 7th, McLendon was indicted on two counts of felony theft of the fourth degree and five counts of felony theft in the 5th degree, as well as five counts of misdemeanor theft.  Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says all the charges are in connection to thefts committed against McLendon’s clients while he was employed at McLendon Mortgage in downtown Zanesville and Greater Ohio Mortgage on Maple Avenue.  Roush says the thefts are alleged to have occurred from 2009 to 2011.  Roush says the thefts involved cash and check payments to McLendon under the guise of credit repair, applications fees and appraisal fees.