A Florida woman who did not like her neighbors decided to have their mobile home demolished while they were away, stated police investigators. An arrest report over Ana Maria Moreta Folch, age 62, of St. Augustine, which is part of the Jacksonville urban area, stated that she somehow was able to get a key to the property and convinced a heavy equipment company that it was her property.
This was according to Commander Chuck Mulligan of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Moreta Folch lied to the owner of the heavy equipment company and said that she was the owner of the double wide trailer and wanted it and its septic system both destroyed.
It was reported by the media that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s office was called when the mobile home’s real owner came home on Monday and discovered that the demolition was in progress. The owner, Maria Gottfried, stated to the police that she had been the true owner of double wide trailer since back in 2006 and did not remember having any type of prior issues with Moreta Folch.
There was believed to have been over $25,000 worth of damage caused to Gottfried’s house.
The arrest report also read that Moreta Folch desired for the mobile home to be torn down because she believed the dwellers were unpleasant and she thought they had broken into her car and robbed her of some belongings.
Moreta Folch confessed to Florida police that she was not the owner of the home but allegedly stated she had performed the entire neighborhood a major favor by having the mobile home destroyed.
Thomas Masters was the actual individual who Moreta Folch had to abolish the home. He explained to Florida police investigators that Moreta Folch was able to give him a key to the home. He stated that she wanted him to destroy the entire double wide trailer and tow the house away along with its septic system.
Moreta Folch has been accused of criminal mischief, which is a third-degree offense. She was released on Wednesday on bail of $10,000. Jail records have not shown as of yet whether or not if she has a lawyer.
Commander Mulligan stated that he had been in law enforcement for nearly 30 years and in today’s society he has started to see more and more acts of what people would have use to consider completely outrageous and unheard of. He added that in times past, crimes used to be much more upfront than and not nearly as original as some of the things that people seem to come up with this day and time. Not that the crimes make much sense or that people are going to get away with them.
Because Moreta Folch did not like her neighbors, she decided it was okay for her to have their mobile home demolished while they were away. An arrest report over the Florida woman stated that she somehow was able to get a key to the property and convinced a heavy equipment company that it was her property so she could have it destroyed.
By Kimberly Ruble