Trashed Out: Woman Wants Possessions Back After Bank Repossess Wrong House

Trashed Out: Woman Wants Possessions Back After Bank Repossess Wrong House

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.


3 Responses to “Trashed Out: Woman Wants Possessions Back After Bank Repossess Wrong House”
  1. Rebecca says:

    Bull shit yes I did the cash for keys was seen coming out of his truck with two trash bags one color then placing onto driveway going into then coming out with one teach bag other color putting into his truck by neighbor. My son was standing there with me when sheriff came said bank rep sheriff said your word against his you won’t win !
    This is bull shit. Fraud all the way. I’m going on tv or news paper with all my docs papers from beginning to today ! Then let’s see what California is about all theft lies scams fraud!

  2. Typical! And this is the way your average citizen us treated. And aggressive agents/in the name if bank/federal/cities gets a free pass!! When California doesnt give a crap u certainly didnt think anyone else did? Attorneys just might come forward to fight u case. Especially since it should be a slam dunk? Your long time neighbors most likely confirmed info for agent representing bank!! After all u hadnt mowed the lawn! Besides they all want your well maintained home at a major discount. Last I looked they had more cash flow. Isnt it all about protecting the homeowner?

  3. Rebecca says:

    Have you spoken on San Bernardino ca 92407 Wrongful foreclosure ?
    I need help understanding what I’m to do if. Due to my extremely low limited income ssi disability
    $950 a month. I believe that I am untitled to compensation and own my home! But I honestly am alone confused on all this. Please contact and explain due to its just me alone lost homeless put out to pasture at 53 today 55 and CFPB said it started one to two years prior when I did not miss payment to a fraud foreclosure

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