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Adverse Possession – Abuse – Fraud – Rosa Rossi

Posted on: June 26 2020

Prosecutors want a former Victorian policewoman to be jailed for fraudulently taking control of strangers’ homes despite her claims that she thought she was, at times, acting lawfully (that is, she had adverse possession rights).

Rosa Rossi was a sergeant with Victoria Police when in 2016 and 2017 she took control of six properties she had identified as vacant, then claimed she was the owner. She rented some out to tenants.

Rossi is on bail as she awaits sentence on July 24.

County Court Victoria is considering a jail sentence – let us hope its 15 years.

 

Report – The Age 26 June 2020

 

ABC News 22 May 2020

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