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Two Trespassers Arrested: Squatted In Bank-Owned Home In Hopes Of Owning It By Occupying It

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A woman and her son have been charged with misdemeanor unlawful entry and trespassing after police say they moved into a bank-owned, $340,000 home in southwest Idaho in an apparent attempt to own it by occupying it.
    
The Idaho Statesman reports that 44-year-old Tara Mashburn and 21-year-old Kassidy McDaid were arrested Thursday.
    
Police say four children living in the house have been sent to live with relatives.
    
Authorities say Mashburn paid $2,000 in property taxes on the home and then sent a letter to the Ada County Sheriff's Office on March 26 informing officials of her intentions.
    
Ada County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Roger Bourne says Mashburn might have been attempting to use a real estate law where a person pays taxes on a property and then moves in with the hope of eventually claiming the legal title.

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