Squatter Allegedly Takes Over Homeowners' House While They Are Trying to Sell It

Husband and wife in Idaho say they had a stranger move into the house without them knowing it.
1:32 | 04/11/16

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Next tonight here a warning to homeowners a husband and wife and Idaho moving out. While still trying to sell their empty house a complete stranger allegedly then moves in what we're trying to sell. ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis tonight with that judge's ruling. You're looking at a homeowner's worst nightmare piles of trash heaps on the carpet scratches on the walls. Cigarette butts everywhere. She is laying her cat use. Our carp day as a litter box. According to homeowners Renee and Brian Crandall she is this water this is all imaginary and there's we're not landlords and she's not our ten shortly after the couple put their Idaho home upper seal and moved out this woman with several drug related offenses who they say they never met move didn't saying she signed a lease. I don't know if this is a lease that she made up. I don't know if somebody scammed her but is clearly not at least that was authorized by the homeowners the bills filed for an expedited eviction here. We needed this to be done over with as quickly as possible. But tonight the judge denying their request the process could now take months potentially jeopardizing the sale of their how. Some mountain sick to my stomach and to protect your own home from this type of disaster the experts recommend alerting police and neighbors if you plan to be away for a long time have someone pick up your mail and be sure to set alight in your home on a timer so it looks like there's always activity inside David that is unbelievable is crazy Rebecca thanks.

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