FLORIDA – Disabled combat veteran, family forced from home

NEWS4JAX.com:  Disabled combat veteran, family forced from home
I-TEAM uncovers real estate scheme affecting at least 25 local properties
By Lynnsey Gardner – Investigative reporter , Jodi Mohrmann – Managing Editor of special projects , Eric Wallace – Senior Producer, I-TEAM
Posted: 5:54 PM, August 22, 2016Updated: 6:49 PM, August 22, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A disabled military veteran and his family contacted the I-TEAM for help after learning they are just days away from being evicted from their Jacksonville home — even though they have paid their rent and have a lease.

We’ve uncovered it is part of a statewide scheme that could impact more local families, costing them tens of thousands of dollars. We found it happening right now in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. It’s so troubling and pervasive, we alerted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is now involved.

Each house that gets caught up this scheme can have multiple victims — whether you lose your  money, your credit or even your house practically overnight. That’s what happened to James and Tiffany McCollum’s family, who could soon be homeless.

“We just want a place to lay our head at night,” said James. “I wonder how many other families are out there in the same situation, staying up at night, wondering how they will feed their families, the stress of it, the fears.”  Read more:

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