Lieutenant sentenced for role in mortgage scheme

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines police lieutenant who pleaded guilty to a mortgage scheme has been sentenced to six month of home confinement and three years of probation.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/13woPmq) U.S. District Judge James Gritzner signed a sentencing order Wednesday for Lt. Wade Charles Wojewoda, of Grimes requiring home confinement except for employment and other approved activities.

Wojewoda and three others pleaded guilty in April to charges related to the fraud scheme, which included fraudulent bank documents and inflating home values.

Wojewoda pleaded guilty to receiving proceeds under false pretenses. His wife, Bobbi Jo Wojewoda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and will be sentenced Aug. 15.

Two others also pleaded guilty to related charges.

Wojewoda’s lawyer says his police officer certification will likely be revoked.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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