Former Victoria Police sergeant Rosa Rossi jailed for claiming vacant houses in property scam|abc.net.au

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-16/victoria-police-sergeant-rosa-rossi-jailed-for-property-scam/12668944

… Rossi would pick out empty homes and claim them under the laws of adverse possession, a legal principle which is sometimes described as squatters’ rights.

… The 57-year-old would find a home that had been empty for some time and change the locks on the property, never explicitly telling the locksmith that she was not the owner.

She would then contact the local council and submit a change of address form, redirecting any correspondence for the real owner to herself and at times even posing as them.

Her scam would target homeowners who were interstate or out of the country,

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