Monday, September 25, 2017

"Dream rental turns into house of horror for woman conned by bogus landlord"

From JSOnline:

"When Alishia Evans rented a home on the 5700 block of N. 81st St. in Milwaukee, it seemed like a dream come true — a good neighborhood, affordable rent and ample living space.

"The dream, however, turned into a nightmare a few days after moving in, when Evans, her fiance and her 12-year-old daughter were ordered out of the house at gunpoint by Milwaukee police.

"That is when Evans learned that the man who said he was the landlord actually had no connection to the house and no right to rent it and collect $2,000 from Evans and her fiance, Levon Osuji.

"'He was so believable,' Evans said of the man who showed the house, gave the couple the keys and took their money orders.

"Evans, 31, and Osuji, 25, went from renting a three-bedroom northwest side home to finding their belongings tossed onto the curb and eventually being forced to sleep in a Nissan Sentra. Their tale involves a con man, the Milwaukee Police Department,  a property manager and her client, Freddie Mac — the giant quasi-government agency that buys billions of dollars in mortgages from lenders."

Years ago, I watched the Cook County Sheriff's office evict the tenant below us.  Just like here, they  threw his belongings all over the place.  They would lay out a sheet, put belongings on it, and then drag it outside.

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