“Here’s my list of stuff. I’m glad you’re sorry, now just give me a check so I can go buy stuff to replace what you had stolen.
“What? You’re ‘not paying retail here’?
“Seriously, my list doesn’t match up with the list made up by bozos who couldn’t even bother to read the number on the mailbox, or even know which side of the street has even numbers?
“Right, thanks for your time. Oh, no, no worry, you won’t hear directly from me again. I’m going to go find a lawyer.”
Things that really get me about this case: 1) Police find out that it was an ‘erroneous foreclosure’ and consider the case closed. Oh man, keep that ace in your sleeve if you ever decide on a life of crime, simply say you broke into the wrong house... OH, right, keep forgetting, cops use that same excuse to not make good when they bust in the wrong house...
2) That the bank hasn’t pushed forward the names of the bozos who went to the wrong address (and really, it was the GPS’ fault? Who are these guys? The kids of the bank president?)
3) That the bank’s liability insurance hasn’t stepped forward, quickly pressed for a settlement with the nice woman and then turned around and sued the bank and the foreclosure agents for gross negligence, financial impropriety, and conspiracy to force the liability insurance to pay out even more.
Because if I worked for the firm that provides that coverage for the bank, the MOMENT I saw that program, I would be in the car, going to that address, inviting the family to stay at a local hotel at my expense, offer contractors to ‘restore’ the property, including repainting of rooms to ‘clean any traces of the violation from the property’, and insisted that there must have been quite a number of things forgotten in that list, and here’s three times the amount; your driver will be waiting for you in the morning to take you on a whirlwind shopping experience. And if I was incredibly lucky, all that expenditure wouldn’t even come CLOSE to covering the bill for their attorneys as part of the case.
But no; it seems like an extensive conspiracy of idiots are involved here. The bank president has taken charge of the issue, the insurance company is apparently silent, and mysteriously, there’s no arrest warrants being drawn up when the crooks who made an accident haven’t made good the situation. I don’t care if all her worldly goods might have run a grand retail; the MINIMUM bill from the lawyers will be a hundred grand.
Heck, who’s the bonding company for these repossessors, or their own liability insurance coverage? There really should have been a line of people at her doorstep in minutes to pamper her and keep her from filing a lawsuit.
“There really should have been a line of people at her doorstep in minutes to pamper her and keep her from filing a lawsuit.”
The banks law firm is Dewy, Chteem. and Howe.
I forward this story to Drudge. I would love to see him run it, assuming the story is REAL.
There could be devils in many details. But it sure sounds wrong on its face and by pettifogging this the bank is begging for local shame. God isn’t mocked.
The word is all this type stuff is done "In-house" AND one of the Bank VPs was on scene and actually was the first one in...!
Rot Ro Relroy
That is so bogus. When I tell my Garmin GPS to find a house, I type in its ADDRESS. Let's say, 23456 Bullsheet Road. When I get there, the nice lady announces, "Arriving at 23456 Bullsheet Road, on your left." The number is right there on the screen, also.
I imagine other GPSs work the same. If you type in the wrong address, it will take you to the wrong address.