Skip to comments.Bank breaks into womanís home, steals her stuff (Update on the story)
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:59:06 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
Glenn promised that TheBlaze would continue to cover this story until the bank rectifies the situation.
First National Bank in Wellston, Ohio, I would recommend that you do the right thing. And its really shameful that you have to be shamed into it, and I would recommend that all those who have accounts with the First National Bank in Wellston call the bank and say, What are you doing? I mean, Im doing business with you because youre a local bank. Stop being a dirtbag. Do the right thing. Settle with these people. And if you havent, on Monday were going to do a nice long expose. And then on Tuesday we might even do a longer one. And on Wednesday well do a huge one. And maybe if it takes a couple of weeks, we might be parked in front of your stinkin bank.
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All over this like bird crap on Tonto ...
The OWS freaks saw this and want in, starting their own bank
it works for me.
the “excerpt” link works but the one at the top of the page doesn’t and this makes no sense being the Excerpt link is derived from the required link in the posting page.
Those guys have no idea how to run a business.
When the lady came in and presented a bill for 18,000 if it had been me I would have told her that was much too low a figure considering how stupid the error was and all the trouble it had caused her.
I would have tripled it and groveled before her begging her forgiveness.
To have done otherwise would have interfered with my ability to sleep nights.... but then I’m honest, as are 99.99% of Freepers.
The way I read the story, it wasn't even clear this was her bank or the bank which held her mortgage.
I literally live within "Rock throwing" distance of the bank. I can step out my front door and check their marquee for the Time and Temperature.
The Woman's account was not only NOT in arrears with the First National Bank of Wellston, she has never had an account with them let alone a mortgage.
My thoughts exactly. I could not have found a release letter fast enough.
I’d have gone to the vault and gotten cash in any denomination she wanted.
These people are dopes.
Why hasn’t this become a police matter?
$18,000 would cover our bedroom furniture and our clothes, maybe. Good quality furniture and top-of-the-line Sleep Number beds aren’t cheap.
These people are out of their minds. I’d immediately offer her DOUBLE the value of her stuff if she would sign a non-disclosure, agree to not press criminal charges, and release the bank from future claims, ASAP. They are CRUISIN’ for a brusin’, criminal and civil.
Stupid thing is, the cops said there was no issue, case closed to them.
The nation is corrupt and lawless.
But here is the real rub. Rumor has it her family pictures and heirlooms (Family quilts and furniture handed down from prior generations) were either destroyed or disposed of and can't be recovered AND THE BANK WANTS TO HAGGLE!
If this gets to court those pictures and such are gonna cost the bank tenfold what she was asking for!
Although it would be wrong to “profile” all banking professionals, some I have met do carry quite an attitude. One literally spoke of being able to “buy and sell” people. If I had been a little older and wiser at the time I would have called him on it. An opportunity missed.
they know how to run a crooked bank very well. this bank has a reputation for doing shady crap and taking advantage of bank customers.
Pretty much sounds like a case of burglary. Any reason the fools couldn’t be prosecuted??
Oh it gets better. If you've ever messed with Consumer grade GPS devices the best of them have an average error rate of over 20 feet BUT they get less accurate the closer you get to large structures like...
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the mind boggles st such stupidity!
Other than the McArthur Police have closed the case and the Wellston Police claim they don't have jurisdiction AND the Sheriffs in both counties won't touch it with a ten foot pole.
No, no reason at all! ;-)
Maybe the Feds should look into it a civil rights violation.< / sarc >
But I understand the GPS error — after all, who would think of looking at the address of the place you are looking for, and the address of the one that you are breaking into? How old-fashioned would that be.
Yup but it gets better. Now Occupy America has taken notice. So now its Katie-Bar-the-Door at the First National Bank of Wellston!
Hahahah Occupy Wellston has a funky ring to it, don't ya think so?
Oh good grief! This woman should have a line of lawyers around the block, salivating to get this case.
Wellston Office (Phone) 740-384-2146
Toll Free: 877-684-2146
Jackson Office (Phone) 740-286-6773
It is not criminal behavior because no one committed a crime. People went to what they thought was a debtor and reclaimed property. No criminal intent.
It is of course a tort. The bank was foolish not to give the multiples of the pittance she asked for as others have said.
What has happened now is that Beck is on it and they will want to make things right. Of course with all the publicity, she has lawyers coming out of her ears by now and making things right will cost the bank far more, maybe 10 times or more of what they could have settled this for before.
The bank was looking for the house across the street . The lady doesn’t do business in any way, shape ,form or fashion with the bank in question . Bank manager is going to end up as dog meat & the flunkies who used the gps only to decide what house to break & enter are dog meat as well ,the police chief that declared the case closed is in for a very rude surprise .
Let me guess: "this is a civil, not criminal, matter...."
Lots of abandoned coal mines in that area of Ohio,just sayin’.....
Moral considerations aside, 18k is dirt cheap compared to the loss of goodwill and reputation. Do you really want to face a jury and tell them she should refurnish down at the Salvation Army thrift store? A vengeance minded jury, i.e., one with me as a member, would think treble damages (18k x 3 = 54k) is a low ball figure, plus court costs, lost wages, inconvenience and insult.
Why isn’t the bank liable for theft by criminal negligence?
Good Question' Oh and the "bankster" President has finally responded via pdf: Letter from Bank President Tony Thorne
Smells like a classic steaming pile of CYA to me...!
The bank gets the wrong house, then wants to argue over the content of of their “what we threw away” list against the owner’s list that totals ONLY 18K? The bank had best hope they don’t get sued - the damages will likely be at least 6 figures, given their attitude and the irreplaceable nature of some of the discarded items.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over?
Apparently the Bank VP is the first one who entered the premises on repo day so they don't even have the "Its not our fault its the dumb repo-men's fault" argument to fall back on.
That's because there is no money to be made from the issue for them.
If you are an attorney for this woman, this is how you come up with the damages requested in the complaint:
1. Pick the biggest number you can think of;
2. Put some zeroes on the end of it.
The bank will turn it over to their insurance company, and they will settle RIGHT NOW. And as plaintiff’s attorney, I would suggest they get out the check book, and I’ll tell them when to stop putting zeroes on the check.
We may be getting an ex parte representation, from reporters looking for headlines.
Did you read the bank CEO’s response?
What a rube. The idiot is a penny pinching dolt.
This is something else, isn’t it? I can’t find out if there’s been any change in it today. I realize, however — small potatoes in the big picture. But God bless her. The bank seems to be acting guilty if they aren’t going to plead their case, etc.
Cool thing? People used to get messed over all the time invisibly. A different world.
The bank HAS no case. They should print out a “hold harmless” letter, and cut her a check for 50,000.