Man scams renters by offering foreclosed homes

Print
Email
|

by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 15 at 7:00 PM

SEATTLE - Phyllis Richmond has to move out of the South Seattle house that she has rented for the past eight months.

She's a single mother who shares the four-bedroom house with her three sons. Richmond leased the house from a property management company run by Peter Dodsondance. She signed a year-long lease, paying $1,400 a month to a man who doesn't own the house.

"I honestly think he needs to be arrested and go to jail for a long time," said Richmond, who was notified on Friday she must move out.

KING 5 News reported on Dodsondance's property management company in April when he rented out another home. He filed a declaration of abandonment, claiming he has the legal right to collect rent on a foreclosed home owned by someone else.

The home Richmond is renting was foreclosed on in October 2009 and Aurora Loan Services in Bellevue took ownership.

Aurora Loan posted an eviction notice on the property on Friday. 

But today, Aurora Loan gave Richmond a two-week reprieve. She can stay in the home until the end of the month.

"I'm grateful. I'm very grateful," said Richmond.

Richmond has filed a theft complaint against Dodsondance with the King County Sheriff's Office.

Print
Email
|