Woman loses everything as bank repos wrong house

Theft is a crime, unless a bank orders it.

No criminal charges are expected after a bank provided the wrong information to a repossession company that removed everything from a West Virginia woman’s home and took it to the dump.

Nikki Bailey returned to an empty home after visiting her friend in the hospital and saw the last repo truck hauling her life away.

“Everything was gone,” Bailey, from Logan, W. Va., said in a WSAZ article.“Living room furniture, my Marshall diploma, my high school diploma, my pictures — my history. I was teacher of the year. All of that stuff is gone — certificates from that. It’s all gone.”

The repo company, CTM Industries, was told to trash everything in the home by a bank, which is not named in the article.

The bank and CTM “cannot face criminal charges” according to a local prosecutor, though Bailey can file a civil suit.

She has hired an attorney who still hasn’t figured out which bank ordered the repossession.

Sadly, news like this is not uncommon.

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