"Wells Fargo Mistakenly Cleans Out Retired Couple's Home Twice"
A retired bricklayer, Alvin Tjosaas, 77, was the caretaker of his late parents' two-bedroom home in Twentynine Palms
Tom Goyda, vice president of corporate communications for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, told ABC News the company had foreclosed appropriately on another property near the Tjosaas house and the error was made when a contractor mistakenly went to the Tjosaas house instead of the correct house.
The Tjosaas home had actually never had a mortgage or lien on it because it was paid for in cash as it was being built about 50 years ago.
"We are deeply sorry for the very personal losses the Tjosaas family suffered as a result of their home being mistakenly secured and entered by a contractor hired to address a different nearby property," the company said in a statement. "We moved quickly and have been in contact with the Tjosaas family to resolve this unfortunate situation and right this wrong."
She later learned the contractors had used a satellite photo and an address given to them by Wells Fargo.
However, over Labor Day weekend, Alvin Tjosaas, went to check on the home and saw that it had been broken into and "vandalized" again.
"They had taken things like propane tanks, tires, rims that belonged to vintage cars, and put them on the lawn," his wife said.
The Tjosaases later learned Wells Fargo had hired another contractor who made the same mistake as the first.
If some meth freak did this, they wouldn't be trying to "right this wrong." They'd be in jail.
So why are the banksters any different?