Family says they were erroneously evicted from home
First they came for deadbeat borrowers (Who won’t pay. Who needs ’em?), Then they came for delinquent homeowners (Who want to pay something. Not my problem!) And now they came for YOU…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Frank Cole was shocked to get a call from his wife in tears Thursday. She explained that sheriff’s deputies were at their rented home in west Charlotte and were forcing them to get out.
“The sheriff was giving her five minutes to pack some things and leave and apparently, we’ve been evicted,” Cole said. “They left all kinds of embarrassing kinds of papers all over the door and windows and stuff.”
Since the homeowner, Allison Brown, had paid cash for the home several years ago, this seemed impossible to both her and the Cole family.
The Cole family had been receiving letters about foreclosure proceedings threatening eviction, but they were addressed to Arthur and Kim Felder, the previous homeowners, who lost the home to foreclosure years ago. The Cole family did what most would in the incident in receiving wrongly addressed mail and sent the letters back.