Ohio takes the cake again on Activist Post by being a state that defends bank robbers – that is banks who rob.
Katie Barnett of McArthur came home a few weeks ago to find everything in the house gone. She eventually discovered that First National bank mistakenly foreclosed the wrong house — but kept her stuff. Not only did they clear everything out like the Grinch, but they changed the locks. Their actual foreclosure target had been the house across the street.
This matters not to the bank president who responded to her $18,000 estimate for wrongfully stolen goods with a firm:
We’re not paying you retail here, that’s just the way it is.
But they make no attempt for remedy and the actual translation is: Oops, nothing we can do now. (Without the Oops)
I did not tell them to come in my house and make me an offer. They took my stuff and I want it back.
Now, I’m just angry… It wouldn’t be a big deal if they would step up and say ‘I’m sorry, we will replace your stuff.’ Instead, I’m getting attitude from them. They’re sarcastic when they talk to me. They make it sound like I’m trying to rip the bank off. All I want is my stuff back.
Additionally, the police chief closed the case!
Katie remains without any of her things and no compensation for theft and damages. All they really told her is that they sent someone to possess the correct house and GPS led the person to the wrong address – the lawn hadn’t been mowed so they “just assumed” and broke in. All her items were taken, some were sold, given away or trashed! How can this situation be truly remedied; and if she quoted retail prices, what’s wrong with that, as the only way to get them back is to buy again? What of irreplaceable items like heirlooms and multi-generational family albums?
10TV News reports that the bank president wishes to come to terms with Barnett, but so far nothing indicates restitution for this blaring offense.
A lot of people prepare for various reasons, even insulating from possible job loss and economic downturns. Imagine working hard, preparing and then having the bank clear your home with the protection of the town’s police chief.