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Bank Forecloses on Wrong House, Breaks In, Steals Stuff, Refuses to Pay Back Owner While Police Say "Case Closed"

Vinton County Woman Wants Possessions Back After Bank Tried To Repossess Wrong House

MCARTHUR, Ohio - An Vinton County woman is looking to get her belongings back after a bank incorrectly broke into her house and took them.

Katie Barnett says that the First National Bank in Wellston foreclosed on her house, even though it was not her bank.

“They repossessed my house on accident, thinking it was the house across the street,” Barnett said.

Barnett, who had been away from the house for about two weeks, said she had to crawl through the window of her own house in order to get in after she used her own key that did not work.

Some of the items in her house had been hauled away, others were sold, given away and trashed.

It turns out the bank sent someone to repossess the house located across the street from Barnett’s house, but by mistake broke into hers instead.

“They told me that the GPS led them to my house,” Barnett said. “My grass hadn’t been mowed and they just assumed.”

She called the McArthur Police about the incident, but weeks later, the chief announced the case was closed.

Barnett said that according to the bank president, this was the first time something like this has happened.

She presented him with an $18,000 estimate to replace the losses, but the president refused to pay.

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The banksters really messed

The banksters really messed up not meeting this woman's demands 'cause after that story aired lawyers are gonna be ringing her phone off the hook and that bank is likely gonna pay a lot more than they would have had they settled earlier.

Not to mention the lost customers. If I were one I'd be closing my account today.

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"Case closed"?

The chief of police apparently has a mortgage of his own from that bank. But he's not too smart. He's just made himself and the city accessories to the crime.

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Time to repossess that bank

And sell off everything in it.

She needs to get a lawyer and

She needs to get a lawyer and sue. If I was on the jury I would award her one million dollars for punitive damages.

How is this not larceny?

What is the legal ground they're claiming to be standing on? I guess perhaps they're agreeing to pay back, but just can't settle on an amount. I assume they'll have to go to court or arbitration to determine an agreeable amount, but will the homeowner have to foot the bill for her legal team against the corrupt banksters?

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