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New house-jacked details

New house-jacked details
By: Kathy Sweeney

SIKESTON, Mo. - There's new details on property owners in the Heartland having their homes stolen right out from under them.

As the criminal investigation continues, more and more homeowners are coming forward, claiming they've fallen victim to this house-jacking scam.

Sikeston attorney Jim Robison tells Heartland News he's taken countless calls since our first house-jacked report aired.

All his clients make the same claim, that someone forged their name on a deed in order to sell their property right out from under them.

While this may be new to us, it's not a new scam.

In fact, Robison has tracked cases as close as Kansas City, Missouri and as far away as Chicago.

In the Kansas City cases, federal investigators broke up a scheme involving 300 fraudulent loans worth nearly $20 million.

In the Heartland, we're following the investigation closely and we'll bring you new details as soon as the story breaks.

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