Woman pays her back taxes, but county wants her home

Jennifer Dupuis fell behind on her property taxes. The county tried to foreclose on her home, and she came up with the cash.

But county officials are telling her to keep her money, they want the house.

“I just didn’t understand it, they got their money back,” Dupuis said. “I was four years behind, it was my fault. They penalized me got me with fines and I paid all that.”

Even though Dupuis missed the deadline to catch up on her past due taxes, a Tuscola County judge granted a 10-day extension, allowing her to pay the nearly $10,000 she was behind.

“Felt relieved, I felt all the pressure was off. Then I get this letter,” Dupuis said.

The letter was from the Tuscola County Treasurer’s Office. It notified her that the office was appealing the judge’s decision and now wants to continue the foreclosure process, even though Dupuis has paid up.

“I raised my kids here. I want to stay here. I worked hard to get it,” Dupuis said.

But why would a county pay an attorney to give back money, take possession of a home and then sell it to get back the money it already has?

According to the Treasurer’s Office:

“What the county doesn’t want is to set a court precedent of allowing those in foreclosure for unpaid

Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/29889078/woman-pays-her-back-taxes-but-county-wants-her-home#ixzz3k2ipNnEN

One response to “Woman pays her back taxes, but county wants her home

  1. That sounds like another case of greedy as swipes in the local gov not realizing who pays their salaries and thinking they are superior to all others because their nerdy asses had the smarts to get a county or state job.Limit terms on all those morons and get the corrupt ones out,let a man or women who can’t be bought or bribed do a job that requires some ethical,honest behavior.When people finally wake from the decade long coma they have suffered those who have been raping should be taken from their offices and stoned to a state close to death by the people they pillaged.Using pebbles over a long period of time say a month or two in the phoenix sun shine,nude.

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