Eagle home buyer who lied on loan application sentenced to home confinement

June 18, 2014 

Alessandra Valencia Toscanelli, 36, was placed on 60 days of home confinement and ordered to serve 80 hours of community service and repay $42,905 in restitution during sentencing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Pocatello.

Toscanelli was indicted last year on a charge of making a false statement. Her former husband, Darin John Henecke of Pocatello and her mother, Karen DeWall Shaw of Chubbuck, were arrested on the same charge.

Toscanelli, formerly known as Sarah Kate Henecke, lied on a March 13, 2009, mortgage application, claiming she earned $2,400 a month when in reality she had no income. She supplemented the false statement with fake payroll stubs and a bogus employment contract, according to court records.

The bank that approved the mortgage, guaranteed by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, relied on the assertions in approving financing.

The loan went into default shortly after it was issued.

Toscanelli, who now lives in Las Vegas, had faced up to a year in prison.

Darin Henecke and Shaw pleaded guilty last year and were each sentenced to five years probation. They are equally liable with Toscanelli to pay the restitution.

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