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Ohio Bank Repossess House, Sells Contents of WRONG House

The bank has balked at her demands for compensation


home foreclosure 630pxReturning to her home after a two-week vacation, a woman in Vinton, Ohio, was surprised to find that her key no longer fit the lock.

After entering the house through a window, Katie Barnett discovered that all of the property inside the home had been removed. She later learned that the First National Bank had foreclosed on her. That was odd, because she didn’t have a mortgage with that bank, WBNS-10TV reports.

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When she confronted bank officials, she says they conceded that an error had been made. The bank had intended to foreclose on the house across the street but its representatives were mislead by a GPS device. Seeing the empty home and uncut grass, they thought Barnett’s residence was the correct house.

The bank has declined to pay the $18,000 Barnett claims her belongings were worth.

Barnett’s personal items were apparently donated to charity, sold or thrown out while she was away.

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