Sunday, May 30, 2010

House seized over $363 water bill

In the US it's common for municipalities to sell the rights to collect on utility bills, much as they do with property taxes. Sometimes the results are horrible:

Via LargoWinch in this iTulip thread. Possibly the most perverse aspect of this is that the house this unfortunate woman was evicted from was still vacant months after the fact. Lovely, eh?

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