Nash sheriff investigating suspected squatter
Posted January 21, 2011 6:46 p.m. EST
Updated January 21, 2011 7:14 p.m. EST
Nashville, N.C. — Nash County sheriff’s investigators are investigating a man they say was living illegally in a foreclosed home.
Sheriff Dick Jenkins said Friday that his office was notified Wednesday by the county tax office about a fraudulent deed of trust for INSERT ADDRESS registered to a man named Bobby McGuire.
Investigators said they believe McGuire, 43, lived in the foreclosed house for the last month.
The house went into foreclosure in April 2009 and has been up for sale since then.
Roger Ferrell, with REO World Management Company, said one of his real estate agents went to the house on DATE to show it to a potential buyer when McGuire showed them a lease and threatened to call police if they didn’t’ leave.
Authorities said the deed filed with the county showed McGuire paid nothing for the property.
After he filed the deed, county officials say, McGuire used it to get the locks changed and utilities turned on.
The real deed is registered to Chase Bank, according to property records.
“Whether (McGuire) falsified it or not, someone did,” Jenkins said.
Authorities are considering whether to file criminal charges against McGuire, including fraudulent deed of trust and breaking and entering.
McGuire could not be reached for comment Friday.