When Banks Inadvertently Teach Squatters How To Successfully Steal Homes, ALL Of Our Homes Are At Risk

By Harris Effron, AOL Real Estate
Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Despite a judge's ruling that a pair of squatters vacate a Colorado couple's home in two days, two weeks later they are still there, forcing the home's owners to stay put in a relative's basement.

Troy and Dayna Donovan (pictured above) had spent a few months away from their home in Littleton, Colo., and when they returned late last year they found another couple, who claimed that they bought the house, living there.

Veronica Fernandez-Beleta and her husband, Jose Rafael Levya-Caraveo (pictured in the yellow shirt at right), said that a man named Alfonso Carillo offered them a deed of adverse possession -- which purportedly allowed them, for $5,000, to take over the Donovans' house as abandoned property.

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