The Rought family has been waiting for over a year for their furniture to be returned. They would like their lawn ornaments back, too.
The Michigan family has finally turned to the Federal courts, filing a complaint this week against Deutsche Bank National Trust after the home they purchased last year was allegedly cleaned out several times by a property removal service.
“It is really the Wild West of the foreclosure industry right now. It’s almost like they are vultures when they think a property is foreclosed upon,” said Joseph deMello, the lawyer for Ricky and Sherry Rought.
The Roughts paid $14,000 in cash for the home in Brohman, Mich., on Jan. 27, 2009, which they were planning on fixing up for their 22-year-old daughter, who was attending Ferris State College. They began making repairs, moving in furniture, installing light fixtures, and decorating the lawn.
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