"Nobody's touching her. She's not getting callbacks," said Detective
Murphy, who is staying with family in the
With late fees and interest, banks said she owed
"Once the loan checks would come, Dazen would have Ms. Murphy sign the back when she was home," Roskovski wrote. "Ms. Murphy never looked at the amounts; she just assumed it was for her school loans, and never dreamed her mother and stepfather would take advantage of her."
Roskovski said that Dazen impersonated his stepdaughter in emails to lenders, saying that the money would be used for college expenses, including a computer.
Roskovski would not say whether
Students need to be careful when co-signing loans, said
"They need to understand what they're signing and what their responsibilities are as to signing a loan," Reiber said. "We've handled all sorts of cases involving fraud, including where people apply for loans and never go to school."
Dazen deposited checks into an account for his business and added Murphy to the business account as a signator, according to Roskovski, who said Dazen used the loan money for business and personal expenses.
Murphy told detectives she didn't know her name was on the business account or what Dazen did with the money.
Detectives accuse Dazen of depositing
Roskovski said he tried to mediate the issue through Shrager and to have Dazen assume the debt, but "it just didn't work out."
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