Thursday, March 12, 2015

Florida Man Accused of Selling Ailing Father's Home Without Permission

A man sold his ailing father's home without his permission while he was staying at an assisted living facility, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies arrested Willie Lang Jr., 50, Thursday.

Deputies said investigators from the Florida Department of Children and Families was investigating a complaint that Lang Jr.'s father was being exploited at the home in 2012. The home where he and his father were living was dirty and not suitable for them to live in.

Investigators removed the father from the house, but said he could be returned if the property was cleaned. Through further investigation, the state determined his father was mentally incapacitated and they appointed him a guardian. His father was showing signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to the arrest report.

The home had fallen into disrepair and was unkempt, according to the state, so the father's appointed guardian moved to have the home vacated by Lang Jr., his brother and his brother's wife, and then to have it sold in January 2015. But the guardian discovered that the property was no longer in her client's name.

She discovered that Lang Jr. had sold the home in July 2014 for $50,000 acting as his father's power of attorney. However, he was not authorized to do so, according to the report. Further investigation showed that Lang Jr. transferred the house over to a title company by producing a document his father had signed authorizing the sale.

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Man Accused of Selling Ailing Father's Home Without Permission

1 comment:

StandUp said...

And where did the sale proceeds go?