Mark Savarnsky accused of scamming Hempstead couple out of mortgage money

Herlihy was not seriously hurt, but he is charged with DWI.

Herlihy was not seriously hurt, but he is charged with DWI. (3/11/14)

HEMPSTEAD - A Hempstead couple that was about to lose their home was duped by a supposed 'mortgage modification expert,' according to police. 

Police say Mark Savransky, of Dix Hills, convinced the Hempstead couple he would help them apply for a modified mortgage loan to slow their payments.

According to the couple, he kept more than $17,000 that was supposed to pay their loan.

Savransky was arrested yesterday as he allegedly went to collect another payment.

Anyone who thinks they may also be a victim can call police at 516-573-6354.

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