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Alleged squatter Tania Caraballo fights eviction from Valley Stream home; claims she's paying rent

A woman claims a squatter has taken over her elderly father's home, but the alleged squatter says she's the real victim. Susan Dobson moved her 96-year-old father Al Tiberg out of his Valley Stream

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2013, 2:22 AM

Updated 4,018 days ago

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A woman claims a squatter has taken over her elderly father's home, but the alleged squatter says she's the real victim.

Susan Dobson moved her 96-year-old father Al Tiberg out of his Valley Stream home last year and put the empty house on the market. In March, she says her realtor found squatters living in her father's home. Dobson then filed a police report and hired an attorney to help evict the occupants.

Tania Caraballo, who is living in the home with her children, says she's not a squatter. She says she responded to an ad on Craigslist and has been paying rent to a man named Robert Schultz.

The Nassau County Clerk's Office says the deed to the house belongs to Dobson's parents, Al and Virginia Tiberg, who have owned it since 1947.

Caraballo, who acknowledged that she knows Schultz is not the home's owner, says she is fighting her eviction.

The Town of Hempstead sent an inspector to the home this afternoon, who declared it "unfit for human occupancy" because of illegal subdivisions. The residents now have 72 hours to fix it or face further legal action.


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