posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:42 PM
reply to post by ldyserenity
I know you weren't trying to stereotype anyone and neither am I. You are perfectly right in suspecting a criminal element in this. There was
and is a huge pool of hired thugs to do the "repossession" business for the banks. I knew a guy who repossessed cars for a few different banks in
town. WF was among them.He would take a persons car and drive it around for weeks before turning it in and used these vehicles to accomplish
the other crimes he was involved in.
Sometimes he sold them to a third party
I know he had a lot of information on people he was not supposed to have because he would threaten people
who didn't even owe any money to pay HIM in cash or the bank was going to repossess their vehicle. Sadly enough they complied most of the time. I
knew him because he was a friend of a former boyfriend. And all of the people he knew were just like him. Said boyfriend was also his lawyer. He had
enough of this guy's behavior and told him one day: "Just because I'm your lawyer doesn't mean you can run amok every day commiting multiple
felonies in FRONT of me!" I would have turned him in but I was very pregnant at the time and this guy.............
was baaad news. Said boyfriend turned him in about a month after telling him to cool it.
INaddition to all of this he was an undercover informant for the Hennepin County sherriff in Minneapolis. And the BCA in St. Paul. He would extort
money from people by threatening to have their houses raided or be put in jail. They mostly complied, sadly. A lot of people hadn't done anything
wrong ; but they knew who he worked for and that their lives could become very difficult if they didn't pay him to go away, Working for LE gave him
yet another way to attain info about people that we wasn't supposed to have. I was so happy when he was arrested and put in jail. It was a big story
in the newspaper. The article had a nice 3x4 picture of him so the people could see his face and real name. It became even bigger when more people
reported being blackmailed
by him but didn't know his real name because he workd under an alias.
Ithink this may have been such a big story because of a multiple felon having access to the personal info on so many people--and he attained this
info through the banks and LE--People were really steamed. There were other things he was involved in but the paper didn't print them and I can't
talk about them here. I heard he was still behind bars as of last year.
As for this couple's belongings , I dont think they were auctioned. I think the conversation went like this: "You do the job and I'll let you
keep whatever you want" Isn't the sherrifs office supposed to serve an order to vacate notice? I think once they got in the door they probably knew
what was going on and didn't give a s###. I feel so bad for these people. I know what it's like to own my house that someone in my family built. I
own it free and clear. The property taxes are a pain in the a## though. 3,200 a year! Owning a house is a huge responsibility. There is always
something to be fixed or worked on 7 days a week, and my house is in really good shape. If this were to happen to me I would feel seriously violated.
Not only would they have hurt me, they would have hurt my family by default. My heart would break.