Mary Ann Palladino-DeVito, 41, and her husband Joseph, 39, owners of the now-defunct Abstracts Unlimited, have been arraigned on charges that they embezzled more than $1 million from homeowners seeking to clear property titles. “As part of this mortgage fraud scheme, these defendants are alleged to have victimized new homeowners … by accepting payment for mortgage fees, mortgage taxes, customer fees, real property filing fees, and escrow account funds and then misappropriating the funds for their own purposes,” District Attorney Donovan said. More at SILive