The Moorish Science Temple of America, which is based in Raleigh, NC, has allegedly been strong arming the real estate market in the state. The religious group which subscribes to extremists principles has intimidated several real estate shoppers in an effort to take over vacant and foreclosed properties. Officials are both alarmed and perturbed by the group’s bold acts. Reports have come in all over the state from deed registars looking into the validity of the Moorish Science Temple of America’s claims.
The religious sect’s founder denies the allegations. This is not the first time that a fringe religious group has made claims to property that it does not rightfully own. However, the Moorish Science Temple of America may have landed itself in hot water by filing fraudulent deed claims with state officials. Not only do investigators believe that the deeds are forged, they also believe that the leaders of the group are heavily involved with the scheme.
The two men from the Moorish Science Temple of America who intimidated a couple in Weddington were able to both seize and take over the property in question. It is not known if county officials have yet evicted the men, but criminal charges may also follow. Many criminal outfits are trying to find loopholes in the real estate sector because of the rising number of mortgage defaulters, tax seizures and abandoned property. Officials know that they have to be vigilant in order to avoid fraudulent property ownership claims.