I used to live in Indiana. After my husband died, I converted our house into a duplex, because he did not leave me a pension.My two children, Paul Jr. and Kathy agreed to run the duplex, so that I could move to Michigan.
The duplex brought in $1100.00 a month. It paid everything including the mortgage on my Michigan house. It is now gone. My children used my name for credit cards and bank letters.I did not know immediately what was going on, so when my daughter called and needed money for the duplex maintenance, I immediately sent all the money I could. After I was almost penniless, she called and said the bank which held the mortgage on the duplex wanted immediate pay off, because payments weren't being made. I was frantic to find a new bank. I applied to several, but got turned down by all. I didn't know why, because when my husband died all debts had been paid. My daughter found a high risk company and I signed,afraid of losing the duplex and all the money, I had put in it. The company raised their rates to over 13% and the duplex was lost. I acquired a copy of my credit report and it was covered in delinquent charges all in my name. My son fled to Chicago and my daughter would have nothing to do with me. I drove to Indiana to file criminal charges. I went to the Lowell police and I assumed I would be assured justice because I had acquired copies of all the forgeries, I even had a typed confession from my daughter. She mocked me by faxing a typed confession thinking it was inadmissable, because it was typed, but what she didn't know was that she faxed it from her place of employment and the company logo was printed at the top of the fax.
The police would not help me. I tried the Federal Trade Commission, the F.B.I and the Indiana Bar Association. They said the amounts on the credit cards were to small and the consequences was not a crime. Then I was advised that since some of the credit cards were obtained through the mail, it was a felony and I could file with the postal service, which I did. I received a letter from Josephe Van Bokkelen, United States Attorney and was assigned to Special Agent Todd Gloede.
I sent him copies of all the forgeries and spoke to him on the telephone several times. I did tell him, that he would have to be patient with me, because whenever he called, my caller I.D. came up Unknown Name Unknown Number and it was hard to know who called. Our correspondence and calls went on for over a year. Then the calls stopped. I called several times and left many messages. I found out that Mr.Gloede was transferred to Chicago. I was sent many letters from Mr. Van Bokkelen which accused me of not being helpful with their investigation by not giving them my telephone number. One letter even said that since I lived in Michigan maybe this was a Michigan problem.
I received my last letter assigning me to a new agent, Alan Beck. I called him and told him the story all over again. He was the only honest one. He told me that he did not know why I was assigned an agent, because they don't investigate individual cases. Thats where the investigation stops. I have all the letters from all these people, I still have all the forgeries. I have kept everything. I have positive proof of guilt of my two children. I have gotten no help from anyone and a definite crime was committed. Besides the credit cards, my name was used for personal use, bills for the duplex were not paid but were in my name. I tried notifying the credit card companies and I got one unusual letter stating that they didn't know why I was bothering them.
Before I found out what my children were doing I was sending so much money to my daughter that I could not pay my phone bill, here in Michigan. She obliged me by putting the phone in here name. Its still in her name and she has told people that I am lying about everything because if she had robbed me the was I claim, why is she letting me use her name to keep a phone? They never ask me for proof. They just assume that she is right and I am just bitter because I lost my retirement. I will show anyone the proof I have of their guilt, but no one is interested. I don't think I can keep this email address, because I am living on borrowed money. I don't even know if I can keep my home. I am almost 60 years old and I moved to an area with very little jobs. I have been a maid to keep my head above water. I don't want to lose my home. It is small, but I love it. My late husband and I built it.Is there anyone out there who can help me.You will have to write me, because the phone is another item I might have to let go. I have the proof of everything I have written here,just try me.
eagle harbor, Michigan