Squatters move into an empty house, then when the owners call the cops, produce a fake lease. The cops then shrug their shoulders, say there is nothing more that they can do because it’s now a civil matter, and walk away. The owner of the home then has to spend six months to a year running this through the court system to get an eviction.

It’s that easy to throw off the cops? What if I do the same thing with a stolen car? Steal the car and produce a fake bill of sale. Will the cops then call it a civil matter? Actually, they will. How do I know? Because it happened to my dumbass of a sister.

I just don’t see how the cops and the courts can make crimes like this so easy and without repercussion. They used to say that crime doesn’t pay, but that is no longer the case.

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Olguy · August 17, 2023 at 5:58 pm

I’d handle it, quietly personally.

    Big Ruckus D · August 17, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    What he said. And that is precisely the reality that will be created by this sort of bullshit of “the authorities” giving rightful owners of property the big kiss off.
    Plenty of good solutions to this scenario that don’t even require direct physical confrontation with the thieving fucks. The car scam, maybe not so much.

anon please · August 17, 2023 at 8:40 pm

In Brooklyn New York a few years ago, there were two guys working in cahoots, one pretended to be the seller of a property, the other pretended to be the buyer. They produced all sorts of paperwork so it looked legit, even hired a lawyer to handle the closing. The actual owner of the house, which I believe was paid off & no mortgage, had no idea what was happening. The scam was not to keep the house, or move into it, or even to sell it to a third party.. the scam was for the “buyer” to take out a million dollar mortgage from a bank, which initially went to the seller, which they split later.

They weren’t stealing a house, they were stealing mortgage money from a bank.
The best part is … the lawyer they hired (chief deputy county clerk), who claims he had no idea everything was bogus, is the brother of the top Criminal Court judge in Brooklyn.

“John D’Emic, chief deputy county clerk for Kings County, allegedly was the paid attorney for the fraudulent buyers and sellers in the transactions and prepared false letters instructing how the mortgage proceeds should be distributed. ”

His brother: https://ballotpedia.org/Matthew_J._D'Emic

EN2 SS · August 17, 2023 at 10:08 pm

From fake media reports, crime pays quite well, thank you.

noway2 · August 18, 2023 at 10:28 am

Read your post about your sister’s car. I am firmly of the belief that there is no justice in our legal system and anyone who has had dealings with it will quickly become disillusioned by it. Only those who have not had to experience can believe the fairy tale about truth, justice, and the American way. We too had a case of textbook fraud, embezzlement, and taking property under false pretenses, but the DA and the cops said, “this is a civil matter because a contract is involved”. Law enforcement is worthless unless we’re talking about harassing and extracting money from normal people.

Aesop · August 18, 2023 at 12:22 pm

Alternate Scenario #1: Likelihood – 98%
Gee Officer, I came by to check on my house, and as I approached it after dark, I found these three guys burglarizing it. They threatened to kill me, and I was outnumbered and in fear for my life, so I had no choice but to shoot them all as fast as I could. Bummer that they all died right there, it was really dark and hard to see as they rushed me. I’m really too traumatized to go over details, but I’ll be happy to come by the station tomorrow with my lawyer to sort things out. How fast do you think the coroner can come pick up the bodies?

Patton Was Right · August 18, 2023 at 11:36 pm

A great deal of it boils down to lazy and possibly stupid cops taking the easy way out instead of investigating things. And Aesop`s solution would be mine as well.

DG in StAug · August 19, 2023 at 8:48 pm

The home next door to me was sold to a rental company and we are dealing with squatters in that house now. Found out this squatter just had another judgment against him for another apartment he wasn’t paying for. It is like they make a living out of this.

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