Transcript for Homeowners Face Charges for Selling House With Sinkhole Beneath
Welcome back. You've seen the images, the Earth opening up, giant sinkholes swallowing up entire homes. Tonight, a Florida woman says she was living right over a sinkhole. And blames the former owners for pulling her in. Here's Phillip Mena. Reporter: We've seen this before, dangerous sink holes capable of swallowing homes. Kelly magbee showing us the dangerous cracks she says were caused by a sinkhole beneath her Florida home. Just looking at the holes where my son's crib was, under a 30-foot hole. Reporter: She claims the previous owners, Glenn jasen and his wife Kathryn sold them the home knowing full well there was a sinkhole beneath. The jasens were arrested this week. According to court documents, prosecutors allege the jasens did detect a sinkhole and made a claim with their insurance. They then elected to receive a check in the amount of $153,000 but did not ever fix the sinkhole. Last year, the jasens allegedly sold the home to magbee and her family without disclosing the existence of the sinkhole or the previous sinkhole claim. Victor Martinez argues his clients being singled out. And should not be facing up to 20 years in federal prison. When they filed the sinkhole claim, they did take some money to make remedial repairs. Reporter: Magbee believes the jasens should be punished. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Reporter: The couple, expected to plead not guilty in court. Phillip Mena, ABC news, New York City. Thank you. What happened in the
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