Bank Forecloses on Wrong House Destroying Woman’s Possessions and Memories


Katie Barnett lives in McArthur, a small town of 1,700 people in south central Ohio.  She went away for two weeks.  When she returned, she tried to unlock the door with her key, but it wouldn’t open.  She walked around and managed to climb in through an open window.

Once inside her small home, she discovered that many of her possessions were gone and the house had been completely ransacked.  Some of her things lay destroyed on the floor.  She was shocked and horrified and called the police.  They came and launched an investigation.  A few weeks later, the McArthur police chief told her that the case had been closed.  They discovered that her house had been foreclosed by the First National Bank of Wellston.

Barnett was shocked, since that wasn’t her bank.  When she started to find out why a strange bank was foreclosing on her house, she learned that it should have been the house across the street.  Her address was 514 and the house across the street was 509.  The bank sent someone to the house to serve the foreclosure and take possession.  The person later admitted that yes, he had the address of 509, but his GPS took him to Barnett’s house and since the lawn hadn’t been mowed while she was away, he assumed that her house was the foreclosure.

They literally broke into her house and removed all of furniture, most of which was sold.  Many of her other possessions, including photos and keepsakes were also sold or trashed.  The entire house had been completely ransacked and then they put new locks on the doors.

Read more at Godfather Politics

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.
Holder’s Contempt For Our Country’s Constitution and System of Checks and Balances There is more to kindness than sharing

Send this to friend