Grand Theft House | Police: West Palm Beach Woman Rented Out Neighbor’s Foreclosed Home, Keeping Looters Away

Home Snatchers

“Who did she defraud? The owner, Juan Cedeno, has 8 foreclosures against him. He obviously got mortgages and then refused to pay when values declined. The ultimate deadbeat. The bank is to blame as well, as like most, they are refusing to foreclose. The bank filed in 2008 and never filed for the final auction. That is five years folks. If anything, this woman saved the bank big money by having an occupant preventing copper theives to come in and strip the home, or kids to vandalize it.

This story shows the truth about the housing market we have. Banks are refusing to foreclose…. I respect this woman for taking advantage of the situation. It is time a taxpayer got some back.”


Police: West Palm Beach woman rented out neighbor’s foreclosed home, collected more than $13,000

A West Palm Beach woman is accused of commandeering her neighbor’s empty and foreclosed-upon home, renting it through Craigslist and collecting more than $13,000 in rent before the owner discovered the ruse and called the cops.

Natalie Heil, 30, was booked into the Palm Beach County Friday facing charges of grand theft and fraud. She was released Saturday after posting $6,000 bond.

West Palm Beach police were tipped off to the alleged crime Friday morning, when they got a call from Kelly Keefner, who manages the property at 314 Vallette Way for her father-in-law, Juan Cedeno. Keefner told police the home is in foreclosure, and for that reason she had not checked on the property in the last eight months. But when she stopped by in late January, the place looked lived-in.

Keefner returned to the home with her husband and met April Wehle, 24, and Talia Williams, 25, who said they had been renting the home for $1,500 a month since mid-June. The women said they found the place through a Craigslist ad placed by Heil, who lives next door at 312 Vallette Way.

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3 Responses to “Grand Theft House | Police: West Palm Beach Woman Rented Out Neighbor’s Foreclosed Home, Keeping Looters Away”
  1. neidermeyer says:

    My HOA foreclosed upon and now owns 2 properties in my subdivision , one was in 2009 and the other in 2012 … If I wanted to move a relative into the 2009 foreclosure and start a fight over ownership how would I go about it.. The prior owner had owed the HOA under $2000 when they foreclosed.. obviously they jumped in ahead of a bankster… I’d be OK with this if they sold the properties to reduce my HOA fees but they’re not…

  2. MARIO KENNY says:

    these cases will go no where if the litigants fight right, this for instance should go no where she robbed no one

  3. Alabama John says:

    Banks and mortgage companies are collecting much more than that, trillions more, and they do not have paperwork to show they are the owners either.
    Funny why its OK for them and no one else.
    She may go to prison for $13000 but many financial companies have done far worse by haveing done the same for millions and will not be charged.
    We have gone nuts in America and it will get worse..

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