Tim Horton and Donald Anstett Squat in Charlotte

There are so many people breaking into homes in Charlotte and creating fake documents saying that they “rented the place” that nearly a whole police department is needed to address all these cases of squatting.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/23830621/sheriffs-office-investigating-squatters-in-charlotte

Deputies arrested 39-year-old Donald Anstett. He first told officers he was renting and in the process of transferring the water and electricity to his name.
Then, a similar arrest was made in Port Charlotte on Beaumont Avenue. Detectives found 34-year-old Timothy Horton inside. He had a similar story to what the arresting officer sees all too often now – false paperwork claiming they’re residents.

“Some of them are providing contracts to us that actually is showing a rental agreement, signed,” said Sergeant John Heck, Jr. “We actually had to research that and the listed landlord or tenant doesn’t exist.”

The sheriff’s office has put together a specific neighborhood watch group that deals only with combating squatters.

Both Anstett and Horton are being charged with theft of utility services and trespassing.

Another case involving squatters moving into a vacant home in Philadelphia, is told here:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/arlington-homeowner-fights-tenants-in-his-home-without-permission-and-a-6500-lien-for-mowing/465457757

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