CCFJ.NET: Bonita Springs mother evicted despite paying full rent
Article Courtesy of WINK NEWS
Published November 12 , 2016
BONITA SPRINGS — Confusion over the ownership of a Bonita Springs condo led to the sudden eviction of the mother who had just given birth to premature twins.
Michelle Turner said U.S. marshals knocked on her door without warning to serve her an eviction notice. She had no clue that the owner of her home at The Tides at Pelican Landing had forfeited it to the federal government as part of an agreement in a health care fraud case.
“I was actually just cleaning my kids bottles and I got a knock on the door and the U.S. marshals came in and of course I freak out,” Turner said. “… He basically told me he was coming to give me a notice to vacate because the owner of this condo was going to prison and they needed basically to seize this property.”
Turner quickly discovered The Tides at Pelican Landing was not the owner of the condo unit she was renting. But Turner was confused because she only communicated with the manager of The Tides and wrote her check each month to The Tides.
The property’s real owner was Irina Krutoyarsky, who was sentenced to five years in federal prison for health care fraud. As part of Krutoyarsky’s agreement with the government, she had to pay back millions of dollars and forfeit more than a dozen properties she owned, including the condo Turner was renting. Read more: