Yikes, that was close. Or, was it? Convicted felon making loans.

Man convicted as being a key player of “swindling” $50 Million likely to begin serving 15 yrs. in prison and reportedly has been selling “reverse mortgages” to senior citizens while waiting for date to report to prison.

Evidently, The Washington State Dept. of Financial Institutions (DFI) denied his loan originator license on Dec. 17th of last year. DFI get’s it right, but it still begs the question: How did this fellow get through internal controls at the company he last worked for? Sloppy at best.

Bill Morlin reports from the SpokesmanReview.com:

“Michael Duane Smith has worked as a ‚Äúreverse mortgage planner