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The parties were invited to attend a meeting at which the borrowers signed the papers. The originator is usually not in attendance. The closing agent, usually a title agent, takes the signed documents into escrow. At some later time the alleged loan is “funded” by a wire transfer from an unknown source. The borrower believes that the originator is loaning him the money. In truth it was a “table-funded” loan in which the name of the actual lender was actively concealed from the borrower and the actual “loan” was not funded until some time after the meeting. Later the mortgage is recorded and the note is released from escrow and sent to someone whom the closing agent…
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