COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Two men are accused of squatting in homes in Colorado Springs as part of a scheme to help homeowners facing foreclosure.
Police allege that Bryan Jensen and Ethan Eaton were hoping to use the little known law of adverse possession to gain ownership and split the proceeds with homeowners.
Under Colorado law, if someone uses a property for at least 18 years, they can claim ownership.
The Gazette reports that Jensen and Eaton, who are both in their 30s, are scheduled to be in court Wednesday to be advised of the charges against them.
According to police, the men were squatting in two homes owned by people who live elsewhere.
Investigators say they also established a business to promote the scheme. It's not clear if they have a lawyer.
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