DENVER (CBS4) – An Aurora man who had his house stolen from him will get his home back.
While Larry Asbery was in the hospital fighting a potentially deadly disease another family moved in to his home. He finally got help from a judge on Wednesday. Asbery will be able to move back in on Jan. 5.
Asbery said he didn’t want to have to go through the legal system but it got to a certain point where he didn’t have any other option.
The family that was living in the home was already moving out on Wednesday afternoon. They were renting from Selena Robles, but the house wasn’t hers to lease, even though she thought it was.
“There are Mexican consultants out in the community; people that hold themselves out as experts in financing and real estate and legal matters,” said Kalimantan Elinoff, Robles’ attorney. “They frankly just take people’s money.”
Robles allegedly purchased the home from Alfonso Carrillo, who is charged in a separate case. When Robles bought the house it was in foreclosure. Attorneys say it’s a classic scam.
“She’s the victim, as many are in this circumstance. These are predators out there that prey on the Mexican community,” Elinoff said.
Asbery says he feels bad for Robles.
“Especially this time of the year you hate to see something happen to somebody,” Asbery said. “She’s a nice lady, it’s just that I believe she was scammed. I think that whoever has taken me took her too.”
Robles said she spent several thousand dollars renovating the home and at a hearing in March she’ll try to get some compensation.