The Albuquerque Journal reported that investigators with the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe have obtained 16 boxes of documents from the state’s tax fraud division in connection with an embezzlement and fraud probe involving a defunct Deming escrow company and its owners.
The boxes were confiscated from Mimbres Valley Escrow Services Inc., which is at the center of an investigation that began in June 2012 when the state Taxation and Revenue Department’s Tax Fraud Investigations Division received a complaint against the company and its owners, 44-year-old Anna Delgado and her husband, 45-year-old Jesus Delgado, both of Deming.
According to court documents, investigators allege the Delgados withheld payments entrusted in them through their escrow company, and continued making monthly payments to the clients to “cover up their crime.” They allegedly diverted funds from the escrow company “into other accounts held in their names.”
First Judicial District Attorney Angela Pacheco said neither of the Delgados has been criminally charged, but the investigation remains active.
Reportedly, the investigation was triggered when an escrow company client claimed the Delgados owed her nearly $618,000 from an escrow account set up to handle payments to her from real estate contracts.