The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms, California lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence.
A crew broke into Alvin and Pat Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by Wells Fargo to secure the structure.
The couple, however, have never had a mortgage on the home.
Alvin said the deputy sheriff said, “Good news, we know who took your possessions. Wells Fargo. Bad news, your stuff is all gone.”
Alvin, a retired mason, built the home with his father when he was a teenager. “I know every inch, every rock…my mom mixed all the cement by hand,” he said.
A spokesman for Wells Fargo released a statement apologizing to the couple. But the predatory banking giant also admitted that the possessions taken from the home are either missing or destroyed. A lifetime of memories either gone or desecrated in what Wells Fargo is calling a “misunderstanding and a mistake.”
This is grand theft. Someone should go to prison for this.
Have there been arrests? Indictments?
Nope. There’s not even a mention of such repercussions in the article. Someone should have to pay for this. Every American, regardless of politics, should be outraged by this.