Roswell escrow manager pleads guilty to fraud


Date: May 1, 2023


Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Christopher Adam Jensen-Tanner pleaded guilty to wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Jensen-Tanner, of Roswell, is not in custody.

In his plea agreement, Jensen-Tanner admitted that from January 2017 through October 2019 while owning and operating Roswell Escrow Services, Inc. (RES) he knowingly and intentionally engaged in a scheme to defraud and obtain money by making fraudulent and false promises with a provable loss amount more than $550,000 and less than $1,500,000. Specifically, he admitted to making a personal purchase from an RES corporate account and making payment to Living Reflections, LLC, Luxury Rehabilitations in the amount of $53,000.00. Jensen-Tanner also admitted to purchasing a $19,500.00 cashier's check payable to Bullock's Jewelry.

Jensen-Tanner faces up to 20 years in prison.

If you were a client of Jensen-Tanner and/or RES and believe you are a victim, please contact the FBI tipline at 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324).

IRS Criminal Investigation and the Roswell Division of the FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Securities and Financial Institutions Divisions of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Ry Ellison and Richard Williams are prosecuting the case.