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Here’s what officials are doing to combat deed fraud in Shelby County
 
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Shelandra Y. Ford, Shelby County Register of Deeds, said she has been fighting deed fraud since taking office in 2018. Deed fraud occurs when a person forges the signature of the homeowner and transfers the property to themselves. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)
 

Shelandra Y. Ford, Shelby County Register of Deeds, said she has been fighting deed fraud since taking office in 2018. Deed fraud occurs when a person forges the signature of the homeowner and transfers the property to themselves. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Since 2018, 7,500 property owners in Shelby County have fallen victim to this form of identity theft. 

 
 

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