“Home owners beware! This property is being robbed while authorities watch.”
Bank admits error after couple claims home was illegally taken
Some excerpts from the report…
EFFINGHAM — A major Wall Street bank is apologizing to a Maine couple who allege that the bank wrongfully claimed ownership of their second home on Green Mountain Road in Effingham. But the apology rings hollow for the Drew family.
The bank, which was apparently under the impression it owned the mortgage on the Drew house, sent a contractor to maintain the property.
“We apologize for the error and have reached out to the homeowner to resolve the issue,” said Chase spokesman Michael Fusco to The Conway Daily Sun on Wednesday.
Fuscos’ written statement doesn’t specifically state what the error was or how it happened.
The Drews aren’t impressed with Chase’s admission of an error. As of Wednesday afternoon, Chase still hadn’t explained itself to them. Bank employees told the Drews that a representative named Michelle would be in contact with them when the bank’s investigation is complete.
“We are pleased with the fact that Chase admits fault; however, our stance is that they initiated contact with no resolve,” stated Travis and Paula Drew in an e-mail. “We have been told of the great mistake they made but must wait for further information. Why did they initiate contact when they weren’t really ready to speak with us? This is unacceptable.”
The Drews’ plight begins on Oct. 22, when Paula Drew’s parents, John and Donna Rico, told the Drews about notes that appeared on the door of the little red house.
The notes stated that the property was managed by Chase Property Preservation and that a company called LPS Field Services had found the property to be vacant or abandoned and that the mortgage holder (Chase) had the right to have the home secured and winterized.
The notes shocked the Drews who weren’t even Chase customers. The property at 529 Green Mountain Road didn’t even have a mortgage. The Drews said they were initially frustrated with what they felt was law enforcement’s slow response to their pleas for help.
“This whole thing baffles me as to how it was able to go so far without notification to anyone and that it was allowed to continue after the authorities responded,” said Travis Drew.
This led Travis Drew to spray paint a message in bright orange letters on the roof of the little red house that read: “Home owners beware! This property is being robbed while authorities watch.”
An Effingham police officer observed a contractor removing the Drew’s property but the officer didn’t ask for more identification than a business card. A sheriff’s deputy didn’t fill out a burglary report as requested, said the Drews.
Full story here…
OK, this has gone on long enough. At what point does an officer of the law not expect to see a legal document vs. a business card? For cryin’ out loud – on the repo shows – when the law is called, the repo person produces actual paperwork to take a car, boat, etc. SO WHAT’S UP WITH HO– USES? A business card works? I wonder how many buglars are now out there producing business cards to show the police when they’re caught in the act? Why not? Clearly it works?
I get so angry when I read these stories. I know other people do as well. I guess what it will take, sadly, is when one of these “cleaners” – legit or not – gets shot by a frightened homeowner or neighbor. Yep, maybe then they’ll think twice about venturing into our neighborhoods without the proper documents to show their actions are fully legal.
This has to stop and the inept police officers (not all – there are a ton of excellent officers out there) – should close the fricking donut box long enough to do their jobs and protect citizens / families. Hmmm, maybe in this town in Maine – when its voting time and the po-po wants to increase a millage – it will get voted down out of support for these homeowners and others like them.
There is nothing sad about this criminal act. The owners sbould be mad as hell and gunning for every one involved in this crime, including the police department. No one who owns or is buying a home is not safe from such invasion and the permament loss of property. It is just.a matter of time before someone is going to be shot and killed breaking and entering someones’ home due to illegal directions of some financial entity.
All involved should be held responsible legally.
Readdocs…this is FEUDALISM ….exactly why the forefathers left Europe…they are all rolling over in their graves…This is the direct result of traitors from within who have done everything they could to weaken our U.S. CONSTITUTION AND THE U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS…….THE U.S. CONSTITUTION NEEDS TO BE RESTORED BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL FORM…WITH A FEW NEW AMENDMENTS ADDED FOR EXTRA PROTECTION FROM THESE SECRET SOCIETIES WHO WANT TO USURP FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY UNDER THE GUISE OF BIG LIES…
MARCY KAPTUR SAID PROPERTY LAW IS POWER….
AND THEY KNOW IT…THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE AND NO CRIMINAL PROSECTUTIONS OF ANY OF THESE CRIMINALS…..THAT IS PRECISELY HOW DEVISIVE THEY ARE….
THEY ARE HIDING OUR RIGHTS AND THE LAWS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO TO PROTECT US FROM OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IF IT BECAME TREASONIST AND WAS OPPRESSING THE PEOPLE….!
I wonder how many fake mortgages are in some of the securitized MBS’s. They don’t have the paperwork either way is the sad fact.
Does anyone have any more information on this devious LPS Field Service company? I closed escrow 2 days ago and have a legal deed of short sale closed and title to my home. A lady from this company came by and harassed my painters, took pictures, and said that the home was bank owned!!!! Its not bank owned. It was a short sale and I OWN IT NOW, with the state, with the county, with title. She even went as far as to change the locks, put a combo lock on the door with the house keys inside, put a poster in the window, and one of these difficult to remove from glass stickers. Someone please help me? I feel I’ve been harassed, trespassed upon, my employees had their photographs taken as they tried to call me to come with my paperwork and she disappeared without a business card, name, bank, anything. Just threats…