Local Attorney’s Office Scammed Out Of $239,137

CLAYTON – A local attorney’s office has been scammed out of a large sum of money. The Clayton attorney was refinancing a mortgage loan on a home for a 34 year-old Johnston County man.

According to interim Clayton Police Chief Greg Tart, during the process, the attorney who was handling the refinancing was contacted by a person claiming to be their client. The attorney ended up wiring $239,137.24 to an account that was fraudulent.

The attorney later realized that someone had been posing as the homeowner and email communications showing conversations between the attorney and the homeowner were made from a fictitious email account.

Chief Tart said the investigating is ongoing. Police detectives are also working to try and recover the money.


  1. Attorneys do their own paperwork. I thought they had Secretaries/Paralegals for that. Yeah itz oh I don’t believe that sh*t for me. fishy

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