Montana veteran losing his home after identity thieves take out a mortgage on it
Joe Grooms left home when he was just 14-years-old and joined the Navy when he was 18, but after turning 87 his home was sold at an auction for a third mortgage that went unpaid on the house. He was told he has 10 days to get out.
“I could live in my motor home for a while,” he told KULR. But he doesn’t want to go that route.
Natasha Chase, a good friend of Mr. Grooms, called the Billings office of Sen. John Tester (D-MT) for help.
“He doesn’t deserve this,” she said. “It’s not fair, just sneak under somebody, behind someone, steal their land and property and kick them out, picking on the weak.”
Tester’s office assigned a caseworker to go through the reams of documents that might be able to help Mr. Grooms stay in his home. Staffer Luke Jackson can’t guarantee that Grooms will be saved, but they’re working to get to the bottom of it and help as much as they can.
If it doesn’t happen fast, Mr. Grooms might end up in his motor home after all.
Watch the full report from KULR below: