Brooklyn Woman Says Granddaughter Tried To Evict Her

NEW YORK (CBS 2) —  A Brooklyn woman is fighting back against her granddaughter and her lawyer — who she says carried out a diabolical foreclosure scheme to steal the place she called home for more than 40 years.

After falling behind with mortgage payments on her Carroll Gardens home, 80-year-old Connie Campbell says her granddaughter stepped in to offer what she thought was assistance.

“[She] came over and she said ‘Oh grandma don’t worry, we’ll help you,'” Campbell told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu.

But instead of helping, Campbell’s lawyer claims Charise Scibelli and her lawyer orchestrated a foreclosure rescue scam.

“The next thing you know Connie’s signing away her house on a contract of sale that says ‘Charise has your house now and you can live on the first floor, you’re relegated only to the first floor from now on'” Campbell’s lawyer Susan Chana Lask said.

Lask says months later, Scibelli and her lawyer filed a complaint to evict Campbell.

Now, Campbell is suing her granddaughter and her lawyer for $2 million.

“I will die in this house, my husband died in this house,” Campbell said, “I want to die in this house.”

Scibelli would only say that she had “no comment” through her intercom when CBS 2 went to her St. James Home.

The lawyers office in Melville, Long Island also refused comment on the specifics of the case — saying only that the allegations were untrue and that the situation was a family dispute involving other relatives, Hsu reports.

For now, Campbell is still living in her 3-story home and says she’ll continue the fight for her home in court.

  • Bill frjdot

    Wow. What a B! Did you see that house that grand daughter lives in?? Back off you greedy girl. Stop it NOW!!!

  • Neighborly Neighbor

    The relatives of elderly Carroll Gardens residents always come back for blood with dollar signs in their eyes. The GD was foolish not to tell Connie she planned on renting the top floors. She obviously knew she was scamming an old woman for her own benifit. There will be no 2 million in settlements. That’s just a number . neither party has that kind of cash. Expect a settlment out of court on this one. Let this be a lesson to you 3rd generationals, back off! Go live in Williamsburg. Where were you when the sidewalk neded repairing or the gutter neede to be cleaned. Have you taken out the trash? Shame shame shame on that girl. And Id be yelling too if someone shoved a camera in MY face.

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  • leelee

    Wow look at the way she is screaming. That is probably how she speaks to her grand daughter who actually saved the house from foreclosure so this hostile elderly woman could continue living in the house? How ungrateful and hostile that elderly woman is.

    • Concerned Neighbor

      Connie is one of my neighbors. I’ve known her since I moved here 9 years ago. One of the nicest, most soft-spoken people I’ve ever known. Help with foreclosure or not, you don’t kick an 80 year old woman out of her home by paying her 1/8th of what her house is truly worth. You make provisions to do what is right. It’s not even that she is being asked to commit only to the first floor. They are trying to evict her. Her grand daughter is heartless with greed as motivation. Let’s see how hostile you become if you were facing eviction or basically had your home stolen from you.

  • jessica martinez

    She might love her granddaughter, but her granddaughter is a sorry person. I hope the grandmother gets everything that she asked for and more because that is her home and like she said she will die in that home forget everyone.

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