Transcript for 90-Year-Old Woman Locked Out of Own Home After Caretaker Allegedly Changed the Locks
Back now with a story striking fear in the hearts of homeowners, especially those an elderly relative. Here's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, a community fighting back on behalf of a 90-year-old woman trying to get back into the home she's lived in for nearly six decades. I think that she's heartless. She's heartless. Reporter: Fran Breslauer is talking about the woman she hired a year ago to care for her dying husband. Cheryl Sherrell, featured here on a 2010 episode of "Hoarders: Buried alive," moved into Breslauer's home. But when she tried to fire Sherrell, she refused to leave, even after Breslauer's husband passed away in January. She got to be very nasty after that. Reporter: Both women filing restraining orders against each other, Sherrell claiming the widow punched her in the arm. My mother, she's 90 years old, in failing health. Reporter: Fran claims Sherrell changed the locks. Her story recently brought to light by our San Diego affiliate KGTV. We knocked on the door, we called Sherrell, called her attorney. So far, no response. Across the country, other stories of homeowners locked out. This one in Santa Cruz, where airbnb renters caught on camera refused to leave. Experts say the best way to keep this from happening to you, do not hire a caregiver through craigslist, the newspaper, or even a friend's recommendation. Only use a bonded, insured caregiver agency. Tom?
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