Backstory: the whistleblower behind the $320 million Home America mortage fraud settlement

Comfort Friddle began work for Home America Mortgage in 2004. Now, the mother of three is known as the whistleblower engine behind the $320 million settlement between the Department Of Justice and Home America Mortgage and its parent company.

The two companies will pay $320 million to resolve a case alleging fraud relating to bilking the Housing and Urban Development FHA Mortgage program, designed to encourage home ownership. Allegations included falsification and manufacturing loan documents, disregarding HUD regulations and more.

Friddle said that she saw young bank tellers who said they were making over $30,000 per month all qualifying for loans.

It is not clear what she will receive as her percentage of the amounts paid under law.