EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSVinton County Woman Says Bank Mistakenly Possessed Her Home
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Reported by: Rachael Tarr
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: WBNS
Reported: Jul. 25, 2013 2:07 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT
Wellston , Vinton County , Ohio
An Ohio homeowner is furious after a bank mistakenly repossessed her home.
Katie Barnett came after two weeks away to find her locks changed.
Barnett called police and found out a repo man mistook her home for the one across the street.
Some of the items in her home had been hauled away; others were sold, some given away and even trashed.
Barnett said the First National Bank in Wellston, Ohio foreclosed on her home, even though it was not her bank.
"When I found it, it was knocked over on this floor with a leg broken off," Barnett said.
"We had a seven piece patio set out here. All of that's gone."
Barnett gave the bank president an $18,000 dollar estimate to replace the losses, but she said he refused to pay retail value.
The bank president claimed they are trying to come to terms with Barnett.
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