Missouri City Couple Indicted in Alleged Mortgage Loan Scheme, Former NASA Employee Involved

Missouri City Couple Indicted in Alleged Mortgage Loan Scheme, Former NASA Employee Involved

A Missouri City couple, Noreen Khan, 50, also known as Noreen Khan-Mayberry, and her husband Christopher Mayberry, 51, have been indicted for allegedly orchestrating a fraudulent financing and refinancing mortgage loan scheme, as announced by U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

The couple surrendered to federal authorities this morning and is set to make their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Yvonne Ho at 2 p.m.

According to the indictment returned on December 12, both individuals are charged with one count of conspiracy to make false statements to mortgage loan businesses.

The charges outline that starting in 2016, while still employed at NASA, Mayberry and Khan obtained significant personal loans to finance the purchase of their luxury home, subsequently defaulting on these loans.

The indictment alleges that the couple attempted to eliminate and dispute the debts by claiming to be victims of identity theft. Khan reportedly filed a false police report, submitted a false report to the Federal Trade Commission, and sent letters to credit bureaus, seeking the removal of the loans from her credit history.

As part of their alleged scheme, the couple signed three separate loan agreements with mortgage lenders between 2017 and 2021. During the loan application process, they are accused of providing false employment information and submitting fake documents, including pay stubs, tax forms, and account statements.

If convicted, the couple faces up to five years in federal prison and a potential maximum fine of $250,000. Additionally, they may be subject to the forfeiture of their luxury home. The investigation was conducted by NASA’s Office of Inspector General-Office of Investigations, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Winter is prosecuting the case.