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Tallahasseans’ dentist is facing scrutiny after he allegedly took out a mortgage to buy a home for his wife and two children, even though the property was already sold.
Dr. Nicholas Richardson, who was born in Atlanta, has been on a property-for-sale hunt in Florida since November, according to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Richardson has sold several properties on the east side of the state.
The Florida Keys neighborhood of East Fort Lauderdale, which Richardson owns with his wife, has seen its property value soar in recent months, according in a listing posted by the city’s property manager.
The listing says Richardson’s wife, who has a children of her own, and two grandchildren bought a house on South Fort Lauderdale’s east side for $1.65 million in January.
The property is listed as a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot home, which was purchased by Richardson’s children in October for $933,000, according a property appraiser.
The sale price includes the value of the home’s previous owners, according the listing.
Richardson did not respond to questions about the allegations about the mortgage.
In an email, a Richardson spokesperson wrote: “I cannot comment on this specific matter.”
In November, Richardson also purchased a $2.3 million home in the same area, which is valued at $1 million, according property appraisers.
The listing for Richardson’s home does not state when the purchase occurred.
Richardson, 55, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Richardson’s name and the property that he owns were among a series of names that popped up in a public records request filed in December by The Associated Press.
That request detailed allegations that a doctor and dentist in the area have had mortgages for at least five homes.