House with no mortgage foreclosed

Sept. 23, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida man who paid cash for his home in December said Bank of America foreclosed on his house despite the fact that he never took out a mortgage.

Jason Grodensky of Fort Lauderdale said he was shocked to learn in July that the title to his house had been turned over to a government-backed lender, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.

"I feel like I'm hanging in the wind and I'm scared to death," Grodensky said. "How did some attorney put through a foreclosure illegally?"

Jumana Bauwens, a spokeswoman for Bank of America, said the bank has been made aware of the error and will foot the bill to correct the mistake.

St. Petersburg foreclosure defense attorney Matt Weidner said foreclosure mistakes "happen all the time" in Florida courts.

"It's just not getting reported," he said.

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