Signs or suggestions of fraud in mortgage applications fell during the first half but were above the national average in the West, according to a recent study.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah were among the top 10 states in red flags for mortgage fraud, according to Mortgage Asset Research Institute Inc., Reston, Va. The state of Washington ranked 11th.

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