Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Police Defend Bank that Looted Wrong House, Won't Return Items or Pay

Miss Prepper Potts
Activist Post

Ohio takes the cake again on Activist Post by being a state that defends bank robbers - that is banks who rob.

Katie Barnett of McArthur came home a few weeks ago to find everything in the house gone. She eventually discovered that First National bank mistakenly foreclosed the wrong house -- but kept her stuff. Not only did they clear everything out like the Grinch, but they changed the locks. Their actual foreclosure target had been the house across the street.

This matters not to the bank president who responded to her $18,000 estimate for wrongfully stolen goods with a firm:
We’re not paying you retail here, that’s just the way it is.
But they make no attempt for remedy and the actual translation is: Oops, nothing we can do now. (Without the Oops)

Barnett says:
I did not tell them to come in my house and make me an offer. They took my stuff and I want it back.

Now, I’m just angry... It wouldn’t be a big deal if they would step up and say ‘I’m sorry, we will replace your stuff.’ Instead, I’m getting attitude from them. They’re sarcastic when they talk to me. They make it sound like I’m trying to rip the bank off. All I want is my stuff back.

Additionally, the police chief closed the case!

Katie remains without any of her things and no compensation for theft and damages. All they really told her is that they sent someone to possess the correct house and GPS led the person to the wrong address - the lawn hadn't been mowed so they "just assumed" and broke in. All her items were taken, some were sold, given away or trashed! How can this situation be truly remedied; and if she quoted retail prices, what's wrong with that, as the only way to get them back is to buy again? What of irreplaceable items like heirlooms and multi-generational family albums?

10TV News reports that the bank president wishes to come to terms with Barnett, but so far nothing indicates restitution for this blaring offense.

A lot of people prepare for various reasons, even insulating from possible job loss and economic downturns. Imagine working hard, preparing and then having the bank clear your home with the protection of the town's police chief.


Sources:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/24/1226218/-Ohio-bank-steals-woman-s-possessions-by-mistake-then-refuses-to-pay-up#
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/07/22/athens-county-woman-wants-possessions-back-after-bank-tried-to-repossess-wrong-house.html




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50 comments:

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Sounds like it's time for a lawsuit of a million, at least.

Anonymous said...

typical banking assholes. Sue 'em.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's time to gather a mob and pay the bank president a little visit to his home while he's at the office...Purely by mistake of course.

Anonymous said...

This is unconscionable. I believe that mistakes are or can be made, but the fact that they are being
disrespectful of this woman, not to mention attempting to be civil and rectify their mistake is beyond my comprehension. i agree, it is time for the pitchforks and more. We should not only protest en-mass, but contact all the other First National Banks, and let them know what we think of
them...tell others what they have done, so that they will not bank with them. There has to be justice somewhere.

Dave Phillips said...

Go to his home, let the Los Zeta's loose and watch him shit himself while his shit gets taken and he gets a beating or worse. The police chief would also meet with an unfortunate crash on his way home, poor soul, defending the indefensible is risky isn't it. What a bunch of pure assholes. Sue their asses lady and take the manager to the cleaners personally.

Anonymous said...

I would boycott the hell out of that bank, stand in from with signs, sing Wayne Newton songs loudly, rub my nipples provocatively, assume the sumo wrestler stance arbitrarily, do the gangnam style dance, throw bologna at the windows...whatever it takes to completely disrupt their business.

Anonymous said...

Everyone involved in this should have CHARGES brought against them! Breaking and entering, theft over $5000, illegal seizure and MORE! This house wasn't even owned BY THE BANK! Everyone involved had absolutely NO legal reason to do this and they should face the full force of the law! What the heck has America come to FFS?!?

Anonymous said...

Jerks pushing us on to Revolution.

Anonymous said...

Spreed the name of this bank on as many alternative news sites as we can. Time to stop this garbage. Get a shark lawyer and sue!

Anonymous said...

Expect an economic downfall by 2014...remember those who got a temporay partme job using geo positioning tablets and a questionaire ? Well , now you know what they were for ...
Check & see if there are any red , blue or yellow dots apon your mail boxes ..

Anonymous said...

The police chief closed the case to protest themselves from lawsuit-they let the bank break in. Media coverage will help but a lawyer will be necessary. Read a case where one plaintiff got a criminal injunction that shut the bank down and they paid up quick.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she should get some compensation for this. Absolutely.
Yes..she should sue to get it.
(she already said $18,000..but I would give her at least $50,000 for the neglect and breach of trust.)
But if she sues for anything more than what it's worth, and she doesn't have those people losing their jobs(banks, movers, police chief), as her MAIN reason for the suit...then she deserved everything she had done to her as far as I'm concerned, and she shouldn't be given a penny of your or my(taxpayer) money for it.
People need to start cracking down on this BS, or just shut up.

I'd be dead as soon as the Chief said it was closed. Because I'd have went STRAIGHT after him....because THAT B.S. has to stop too.



Angel Writer said...

And people wonder why we are a litigious society? The bank was WRONG and they refuse to do the right thing and pay this woman FAIRLY for her losses. Sue them, Sue them, Sue them...

Anonymous said...

this is called Grand THEFT.. its a felony. the banking cartel should be jailed... all of them. additonally.. she has a HUGE lawsuit/case against these idiots!

Anonymous said...

If the police chief refuses to continue the case, then she should contact the local District Attorney and file charges against the police chief for aiding and abbetting a felony. If the DA refuses, then she should contact the local Grand Jury and request an investigation. Been there, Done that, got my stuff back within 24 hours of requesting the Grand Jury Investigation. (Although I had to expand the investigation to include the DA as an Accessory After the Fact for his refusal to prosecute...)

Anonymous said...

This should be a perfect case for the ACLU, but there's no far left cause involved, so they probably won't take it. Still it's worth trying them, so she wouldn't have to pay for the legal help on top of what she already lost.

Also, most local NBC stations have an "On Your Side" team that takes on this stuff and gives it bad publicity which usually forces the bad guys to act morally to fix their reputations, although if the bank is a major employer there and it's a small town, they may not be willing. Again, worth a try.

Anonymous said...

and people wonder why there are murders everyday..

Anonymous said...

She needs to get away from the locals and call in the County and State police and file criminal charges for B&E and Grand Larceny... And then sue the hell out of them!

Anonymous said...

If this story is accurate, then the bank should not only be sued, but the bank officers responsible for that kind of response to her very modest request should be fired for egregious stupidity (since there is no hope that a banker would be fired for greed).
Local media should be all over this story, and if someone will _accurately_ provide the address of this bank, I will write their board members myself. This is absolutely unforgivable.

Anonymous said...

APPARENTLY, If you INCORPORATE your THIEVERY, YOU ARE PROTECTED!
Organizations incorporated to pursue profit by ANY MEANS including theft are "businesses" protected by the laws of this land.

Anonymous said...

The most hilarious part of this story is not mentioned anywhere. Assuming the happened within days of the story, the folks who were to remove the stuff did a horrible and incomplete job. The bank was was fault for hiring total idiots to do the job, a job they didn't even really do, in fact, I'd be willing to bet they simply took the best stuff for themselves and left the rest: job done.

Anonymous said...

Is not like your equal or anything like that.They have your stuff and you have a phone number and the cops are sypathyizing with the bankers.You have to stay home with a loaded gun these days.

Anonymous said...

CUNTS!

Anonymous said...

If a repo-man incorrectly came to my home, broke in, and started removing stuff, he would be shot dead on sight. I don't entertain burglary of any kind.

Wiccan Druid said...

one should look into their bank practices too (look at the CEO and see what the CEO is hiding - hint! hint!!!!! - Yo, FTC? SEC? you around? ... ahh well I guess not.. but nevertheless, check the CEO out !!! :P

Anonymous said...

The part that truely puzzles me is that the bank could give her any amount she requests and then do what they are supposed to do. Turn around and sue the repossion company that they hired. The bank would easily be granted the damages, especially in a local civil court. We are not as stupid as that bank president thinks we are! It is business and the bank was alos damaged and now it is too late to get out of this and look like they are humans with a heart and a brain. I would not be surprised if the bank has not already settled for damages with the repossion company and kept that money too.

Anonymous said...

Sue them! When you pay the retainer you have lost money. Sue them for that too. Plus court costs, plus court costs. Keep the pres. of the bank in court for a week. They love that.

Laser Guided Loogie said...

The problem here is Katie.

What I mean by that is she is insufficiently outraged.

You can't be "understanding" with these people. The only thing they understand is power and control.

They have taken her niceness as a signal to walk all over her, and so they did so. The Sheriff is probably in their pay.

The only way to get their respect is to sue the hell out of them.

Stop being nice, and understanding and polite, and make a big stink. Call them thieved, call the State Attorney General, call your congressman and Senator, both state and federal.

Go for everything and demand the CEO (Crook Executive Officer) be indicted for racketeering and fraud.

That's the only way to make them sit up and take notice.

-Ken
Laser Guided Loogie

Anonymous said...

Triple damages!!!!!!

Afshin Nejat said...

Archons don't give a shit about the peasants. They totally own and control you. Look how mild she is about this and how contemptful both they and the police (archon lackeys) are about it! Can't you peasants EVER wake up? DAYUM

Anonymous said...

Grand theft & theft by deception.

Anonymous said...

A good attorney will take a huge settlement in lieu of a warrant enforced by the county Sheriff. The warrant will foreclose on the bank branch including the contents of the vaults at gun point. It has worked in California a couple years ago when a similar case was litigated. The bank manager immediately cut a check and delivered to the the plaintiffs waiting in the parking lot after the Sheriff walked in and threatened to shut them down and confiscate everything.

Gotone Gotoneofthesetoo said...

@ Anonymous posting at 1:36PM on 7/25: Here's your address for the bank, it's in Wellston, OH just a few miles from McArthur....just zoom in on the Mapquest flag marking the bank in Wellston to see how close the towns are.

How about posting your letter here for our edification?


http://www.mapquest.com/maps?cat=Banks&city=McArthur&state=OH

Anonymous said...

Sure hope this didn't happen in Texas. I had the same thing happen to me with a lakehouse here and after almost 3 years of Banksters, Lawyers and realtors I never got anything back and a tiny little check......... Yep...... they took everything rite down to the window units, ceiling fans and toothpicks. Atleast they left the refrigerator....... but they broke it. They missed the correct house by about 500 yards and on the wrong side of the street. FYI..... Bank of America started it

be happy

Anonymous said...

A mob of the woman's neighbors should burn the bank and the bank presidents house, maybe even the police chiefs if they can manage. When the law does not support what is right, it is no longer the law, it is just highwaymen pretending.

Anonymous said...

You might want to check the "Repo Man's" house for your stuff. Just saying........

Anonymous said...

Isn't this proof banks run the government?

Anonymous said...

Seems to me she just won her lottery ticket.

Anonymous said...

I bet First National Bank is owned by bank of America. F'in scumbags...

Anonymous said...

BOOBY TRAP YOUR HOUSE! We're in a police state! We live under CORPORATE FASCISM! The USA was turned into a Corporation in 1871 under the Washington DC Act! Prepare for civil war/revolutionary war/world war! The puppet governments of the world are! What do you think all the D.U.M.B's & militarized mercenary/police are for!?

Anonymous said...

Surely there's a Federal or State law against this.

Anonymous said...

I bet if people showed up at work at the FNB HQ and found the office locks have been changed and their stuff repo "mistakenly", it would not have been as funny.

Tylox1 said...

The bank wants to settle for 18,000 dollars!? Hah. Very Funny. Empty out the bankers' house and see what he thinks the replacement value of his personal property is worth. Boycott and picket this bank if you live near it. Also shame on the police chief for not pressing charges of theft on the banker and crew who raided the wrong house. They should all be behind bars!

Anonymous said...

It does my heart good to see so many citizens outraged. Now it's time to direct that energy to those responsible.

Anonymous said...

Since they owe you now and have not paid in a reasonable amount of time begin collection proceedings against the bank. Do what one family did, pass a judgement on the bank and take the same sheriff to the bank and seize the banks assets.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I did some phone calls. There is a concerted effort to prevent this woman from asserting her civil rights under: Title 18 USC 242. The jurisdiction should fall to the State Police of Ohio and be contacted for an additional criminal investigation. The chief of police in MacArthur maybe also involved in RICO crimes. So far this walks and talks and looks and quacks like a conspiracy for racketeering and organized crime syndicate running the town of MacArthur. Ohio Dept. Commerce Div. Fin. Inst. (1-614-728-8400) was defensive about there not being a conspiracy which means there is an ongoing one. The bank is a federal bank controlled by the National Association Ohio Dept. Treas. and Comptroller of the Currency (1-800-613-6743). The Ohio Attorney General will also not get involved. County Prosecutor so far is awol. Katie Barnett's Vinton County District Representative Ryan Smith (D) is probably also not interested. The neighboring Vinton County Representative Debbie Phillips (D) is following the situation. This may be a Federally controlled bank program for the deliberate pre-confiscation of property for eminent domain actions before the property owner can put up a legal fight.

ChewyBees said...

Slaves do not have property rights.

That is not a racist statement. Citizen=slave. Just because a person has a right to slurp down some poison, and work some whore's beat, doesn't mean that they are "free". A truly free man claims all liability for his self, by himself. Everything outside of that is a degree of slavery.

Q: how much of your life is "provided" by government agencies?

Dougal said...

Love how the bank tells them they wont pay retail. That's RICH coming from a bank which COMMITS FRAUD creating money out of thin air (wouldn't we all like to be able to do that, rather than actually WORKING for it) by creating loans for money they don't have!!

Dougal said...

Time to reposess the bank manager's property from their house.

Anonymous said...

What do you call 1,000 bankers rotting at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start.

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