ADRIAN A Jackson, Mich., man who bilked about 30 local job-seekers in a fake loan processing training business was convicted of fraud in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
Juston C. Eidenier, 28, pleaded no contest to one count of felony false pretenses. Judge Timothy Pickard found Eidenier guilty and scheduled sentencing for Feb. 19.
Eidenier took nearly $8,000 from victims who responded to classified newspaper ads in July, 2007, for training to receive certification in processing loan documents.
Police said the training at a local motel consisted of the defendant showing the victims how to fill out standard federal mortgage home loan applications, and the participants finding out that jobs with the business didn t exist.
Eidenier is under investigation by the Michigan attorney general s office for allegedly conducting similar job training seminars in cities across the state.