Holly Hill, FL – A licensed public notary and a registered sex offender are both hauled off to Volusia County Jail after investigators say they worked together to illegally take possession of a Holly Hill home from its deceased owner.
58-year-old Angela C. Mack (left) and 57-year-old Joseph P. Tindle (right) were arrested by the Holly Hill Police Department yesterday (December 12th) following an investigation which started over two weeks ago regarding the property at 218 2nd Street.
Detectives were tipped off on November 27th with the receipt of numerous forms related to the sale of that property, including a “Quit Claim Deed” which showed that the previous owner of that home had transferred ownership to Tindle, a Daytona Beach man who is forced to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because of a 1993 conviction for rape and indecent acts with a child in another state.
The issue, according to his arrest report, is that there was a signature on the QCD for the prior owner of that home, Eveline Jackson. HHPD says she died in the summer of 2016, making it impossible for her to have signed the QCD.
Per the report, two of Tindle’s family members were listed as witnesses to the QCD, which was notarized by Mack. One of those witnesses told HHPD when questioned earlier this week that he was unaware of being labeled a witness to that transaction and he thought that Tindle had placed a successful “bid” for the property.
During his interview yesterday with HHPD, Tindle admitted to forging Jackson’s signature on the QCD, according to the arrest report. He also admitted to paying the nearly $2,000 in back taxes owed to Volusia County on that property last May in an effort to keep the home in his name.
Mack – a New Smyrna Beach resident whose public notary license was just renewed with the state of Florida in August – was also interviewed by HHPD and she confessed to notarizing the QCD after Tindle had brought it to her with Jackson’s forged signature already in place.
Investigators noted in both arrest reports that Mack used to live at 215 Congress Avenue in Daytona Beach – which is where Tindle currently lives – and that Tindle had apparently tried to sell a car belonging to Jackson recently to some of the neighbors after he claimed her son had given him her car.
Mack left VCJ on $3,000 bond after she was charged with grand theft over $20,000 and falsely certifying a document in her role as a notary public.
Tindle remains at VCJ without bond on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and burglary of a dwelling.