When Akron, OH sheriff’s deputies tried to evict Addie Polk from her foreclosed home, the 90 year old woman shot herself twice in the torso. She was taken to Akron General Medical Center where she is in critical condition.
Mrs. Polk and her late husband first purchased the home in 1970. In 2004, she acquired a $45,620 Countrywide Home Loan mortgage and an $11,380 line of credit. Last year, Fannie Mae took over the mortgage. Deputies delivered over 30 foreclosure notices to the home before this incident occurred on Wednesday, October 1.
On Friday, October 3, Fannie Mae announced they would forgive all Mrs. Polk’s outstanding balances. A spokesman said, “Given the circumstances, we think it's appropriate."
I hope this does not become a trend.