Ohio Woman Evicts Elderly Father from Home: Reports

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Janice Cottrill, an Ohio woman, served her 91-year-old father eviction papers, forcing him to raise money to prevent the move.

John Potter, the elderly man who served in World War II, was given eviction papers to leave his Zaleski, Ohio, home in February, reported FOX-8 television.

It started when he transferred his power of attorney to his daughter in 2004 for future matters if his health declined. However, Cottrill used the power of attorney to transfer the deed of the home to herself.

Potter said that he learned of the deed transfer in 2010 and switched power of attorney to his granddaughter. He was forced to sue to get his home back, reported ABC News.

However, an appeals court ruled that the statute of limitations had expired in the case, meaning that the deed will still be overseen by Cottrill.

“I just cannot believe my daughter would ever do anything like that to me,” he told ABC.

His granddaughter, Jaclyn Fraley, started a GoFundMe.com project to raise $125,000 for him. More than $43,000 has been raised so far, according to Fox.

“That’s his home. Do I think she deserves the money?” Fraley said, referring to her mother. “No, but my grandfather deserves to stay in his home as long as he possibly can. If he wants to leave, it should be his decision.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.