Elderly Couple Accuse Grandson Of Pocketing Mortgage Proceeds On Family Home After Duping Them Into Unwittingly Signing Over Title; Now Face F'closure
In St. Paul, Minnesota, Fox News TV Channel 9 reports:
- [Stella] Hernandez is not embarrassed to admit she’s 81 years old. Her husband Joseph is 91. He is a decorated WWII veteran, and she was a real life “Rosie the Riveter” working on B-24 bombers at St. Paul’s Holman field. For the past 40 years they’ve lived on Dayton Avenue in the shadows of the St. Paul Cathedral. But now a family dispute means they may face foreclosure.
- Six years ago, the Hernandez’s claim they were tricked into signing a qui[t] claim deed on the house giving ownership to their grandson. Afterwards they claim he allegedly took out loans on the home’s equity and didn’t repay them. What he did with the money they don’t know because they haven’t been able to talk to him. “I don’t know,” said Mrs. Hernandez. "I don’t know anything about his whereabouts or anything.”
- Law students from the University of St. Thomas are working on their case. Law School spokesman Nicholas Halbur said he could not immediately comment on the matter.
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