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Bad Tenant Skips Out On Rent, Trashes Apartment


NEXT TWO WEEKS. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT MOVIE “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN?” NOW WE HAVE THE REAL LIFE STORY OF A CHICAGO ATTORNEY ACCUSED OF COMMITTING FRAUD ALL OVER CHICAGO AND LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT TO THE LATEST VICTIM. BASICALLY WHEN I WALKED IN. REPORTER: HE DETAILS THE DISGUSTING CONDITIONS HE RETURNED TO AFTER THREE MONTHS PRINT OF ON — AFTER A THREE MONTH STINT ABROAD. EVERYTHING I OWNED WAS COVERED IN FILTH. REPORTER: BUGS CRAWLED ALL OVER HIS APARTMENT, STAINS COVERED THE FLOORS. WHAT LOOKS LIKE ANIMAL WASTE COATED CUSHIONS. I DID KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. REPORTER: THE CULPRIT? THIS CHICAGO LAWYER, HE SUBLEASED HIS PLACE TO HER IN JUNE AND SHE PAY THE FIRST MONTH’S RENT IN FULL. BUT JULY’S CHECK NEVER CAME, HER NEXT ONE BOUNDS. AFTER THAT IT WAS ALL EXCUSES. WHY IT WAS LIKE, WHY SHE HAD NO MONEY. BASICALLY SAYING I HAD A ROUGH WEEK, IT IS BEEN A HARD TIME. REPORTER: THAT IS WHEN HE DISCOVERED SEVEN DIFFERENT SEVERAL SUITS INVOLVING HER OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, CLAIMS ADDING OUT TO MORE THAN $30,000. IN 2016 SOMEONE TRIED TO EVICT HER FROM A HOME, SHE OWED MORE THAN $2000 IN UNPAID RENT, ACCORDING TO LEGAL RENTALS. SHE MISSED HER COURT DATE BUT FILED AN APPEAL SAYING SHE COULD NOT MAKE HER HEARING OR MOVE OUT ON TIME BECAUSE SHE WAS “EXTREMELY SICK FOR MONTHS.” INCLUDING TWO HOSPITALIZATIONS. BASICALLY SHE IS ROBBING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR MONEY. SHE HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT FOR THIS LONG. SHE HAS BEEN SUED MULTIPLE TIMES. REPORTER: SHE REFUSED AN INTERVIEW AND DENIED ANY WRONGDOING. THIS IS THE PAPERWORK FOR MY SECOND COURT APPEARANCE. REPORTER: HER CHANCE TO FIGHT CASE NUMBER EIGHT IS NOW BUT THE PERSON HIRED TO SERVE HER PAPERS IS HAVING TROUBLE. THE ONE HE COULDN’T FIND HER. REPORTER: WE TRIED TO TRACK HER DOWN TOO. WE CHECKED THE ADDRESS ON HER LICENSE. BUT COULDN’T FIND ANYBODY BY THAT NAME. WE INQUIRED AT THE LAW OFFICE THAT SHE LISTS AS HER CURRENT EMPLOYER BUT WE WERE TOLD SHE QUIT YEARS AGO AND MIGHT HAVE MOVED TO MEXICO. I AM LAUREN VICTORY, CBS2 NEWS.

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