A May 14 article, "Study: Most Sneaky Applications Are from Brokers" (page 8), erred in saying that a new data base shows brokers to be responsible for 7 of every 10 mortgage applications that turn out to be deceitful.

D. James Croft, the executive director of the Mortgage Asset Research Institute, said the 7-of-10 figure was based on an estimate he made, not on the data base.

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