No other word could come close to describing what happened to Alvin and Pat Tjosaas in Twentynine Palms California.
Wells Fargo bank hired a company to breach the Tjossas’ home and “secure” the place as part of a foreclosure process on the home.
There is only one problem. The home had no mortgage. Yes, the Tjosaas family owned their home free and clear, but Wells Fargo foreclosed on it anyway.
During the process of “securing” the home, all of the Tjosaas’ possessions were taken or destroyed. Much of the house was destroyed too. Take a look at this video interview with Mr. Tjosaas, and it shows what the home looked like after it was foreclosed upon (sorry, there is a short ad at the beginning of the video):
Did you know that over the course of the recession (or is it a depression?) in the USA, many banks have resorted to illegal tactics in order to foreclose on mortgages? Ever heard of “robo signing?” It is a process where banks do not have the paperwork to even prove that they own a house, so they print up fake documents, and just sign them. I do not know if the case in the video is a result of robo signing, but whatever the case is, a bank cannot foreclose on a house that it does not even own!
What about all the possessions of the Tjosaas family? Can you imagine things like family photos, relics from the children’s younger days, etc? Those things cannot even have a monetary value placed on them, because they are priceless!
Wells Fargo should, in my opinion, pay a serious price to these folks who were wronged. How much? As I said, things that were lost were priceless, so it is hard to say. How much do you think?