SAVANNAH, Ga. — For the past few years, Georgia has had the unwelcomed distinction of being ranked number one in the country when it comes to mortgage fraud.

The peach state has topped the list for the past four years, but in early 2006, it dropped to number three only to rise again to number one by year end, Rob Braswell, commissioner with Georgia’s Department of Banking and Finance told attendees at the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ annual convention today. A few weeks ago, Georgia had dropped to number 12, but just two weeks ago, had climbed back to fourth place, Braswell said.

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