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Update: Rebecca Hauck Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Fraud Charges

The better half of real estate fraud’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ team plead guilty this past Monday to criminal charges related to bank fraud, wire fraud, interstate transportation of fraud proceeds, identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy in connection with a real estate fraud scam that spanned five states. Rebecca Hauck–whose known aliases included Grace Hudson, Therese Knight, Donna Martin, Michielle Joseph, and Rebecca Hickey–is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Timothy C. Batten Sr., in late July. Hauck’s co-conspirator and co-defendant, Matthew Cox, remains at large and still on the U.S. Secret Service ‘Most Wanted’ list.

In August of 2004, arrest warrants were issued in Georgia for Hauck and Cox for conspiracy, stolen identification documents, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and social security number fraud. Cox has used elaborate schemes to avoid capture, including obtaining state-issued and counterfeit driver’s licenses. According to the Secret Service, he has not used his real name since 2003. If you’re unfamiliar with Hauck and Cox and their string of real estate scams, click here for a detailed recap.

According to Hauck’s Plea Agreement, while she now faces up to 35 years in prison and $1,250,100 in fines, the U.S. Attorney handling the case, David E. Nahmias, has recommended that Hauck be sentenced at the ‘low end’ of the acceptable range, which suggests to me that Rebecca is being extremely cooperative with investigators.

Posted By: Ralph Roberts @ 7:46 am Comments (5)
Filed under: Matthew Cox,Real Estate Fraud,Rebecca Hauck,Uncategorized


  1. I personally feel that Ms. Hauck was a victim as well. Think about it, Matthew Cox is a MASTERMIND con artist who fully planned out an elaborate con. I feel that he preyed on females who were vulnerable and from what I understand is that Ms. Hauck was going through really hard times. He knew fully what he was doing and I really have my doubts as to if she did. He wrote a 317 page book about what he was going to do and knew the extent of the crimes. There is no way she knew the extent of what was happening. I will continue to pray for her each and everyday. Thank you for letting me share my comments.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 17, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    I agree that a participant can also be a victim. In the thousands of transactions that I have looked at, I have seen participants that didn’t have a clue that they were participating in fraud. But anyone who is rewarded with large sums of money should realize if it is too good to be true, then it probably isn’t true. Thank you for your comment.

    Ralph R. Roberts

    Comment by Ralph R. Roberts — June 20, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

  3. Single mothers are so vulnerable in our society. They can’t earn enough to support themselves and are easily swayed by smooth talkers like Cox.

    Their only commidity of any value in their minds is their looks and their body. They are too quick to give up both to con artists who convince them they will be taken care of.

    I only hope other single mothers are more vigilant. Sadly the single mothers have time going against them. As they age and lose their looks and body they are replaced. I believe some very fine men attempted to be in their lives but did not do the “sell job” of wealth, travel and an exciting life. They need to look for men who truly have their interest at heart even if they are not the good looking young rich man.

    Rebecca is still an attractive woman. I only hope she has matured and learns to read peole better.

    Comment by Bert Burdick — September 2, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

  4. I think the people that say that Rebecca was vulnerable are crazy! She is a grown woman of sound mind. You mean to tell me that she didn’t know the difference from right and wrong! Single mother or not she knew the difference and was just as guilty as Matt. She and Matt ran from the law, ran from state to state, moved frequently, had fake id’s, fake names, opened fake bank accounts, hid like criminals( they were), left their children for MONEY! I hope that they both get just what is coming to them in prison, two sweet young things like them will be easy prey in prison. They deserve everything that is coming to them and more. No amount of money or time could re pay the damage they have done. I am sure Matt and Rebecca’s parents must be so proud. Matt’s parents molded this kid into a nasty snobb that thought that he and his Cox family were above anyone else, I wonder if they still feel this way ?????????

    Comment by Ellen — February 23, 2011 @ 10:59 am

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